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Date: 28 November 2023
Our Trust has declared a Critical Incident today (Tuesday 25 October) in response to significant pressure on hospital services.
We are working with our health and care partners to take urgent action and ensure the safety of services.
NHS leaders on the Island are calling on people to only come to the Emergency Department (ED) if they are experiencing a life-threatening illness or injury.
Steve Parker, Medical Director, said: "Our Emergency Department is extremely busy, as is the rest of the hospital. Despite the very best efforts of our staff, people are waiting a long time to be admitted into a bed."
We are asking members of the public to help by please: