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Plea issued amid NHS pressures and rising Strep A cases in Hampshire 

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AN URGENT plea has been issued to Hampshire communities amid “important pressures” on all NHS companies. 

This comes after virtually each mattress on the hospital throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is occupied by sufferers needing care and an increase in Strep A circumstances. 

Well being and care groups are persevering with to do all they’ll to make sure sufferers obtain protected, high-quality care. 

With rising numbers of individuals searching for help and hovering attendance throughout all well being companies, it is important that extra is finished to assist groups who’re doing their perfect for all those that want care.

And attributable to important and ongoing pressures, well being leaders are being compelled to make troublesome choices, reminiscent of prioritising sufferers who’re most in want of emergency care.

This implies: 

  • Folks could also be redirected to a extra applicable service for his or her wants.
  • Colleagues proceed to prioritise sufferers based on medical want, which implies that some folks requesting or calling for non-urgent queries or ready for a routine appointment could presently expertise longer waits than we want.

Dr Tim Cooper, GP associate and deputy chief medical officer for main and native Care at Hampshire and Isle of Wight built-in care board, stated: “Well being and care groups are doing all they’ll to answer common winter pressures, alongside an increase in attendances and contacts with well being companies attributable to excessive ranges of strep A an infection. 

“Inside common apply, which means some routine appointments could also be postponed to assist clinicians deal with sufferers who have to be seen urgently, however we are going to do our greatest to minimise disruption.

“Colleagues proceed working exhausting to help our sufferers, so please be affected person with us as we attempt to discover the very best means that can assist you.

“As at all times, in case your want is pressing, please get in contact.”

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