A SOUTHAMPTON mum has praised the 111 service for its assist when her daughter was unwell.
Mum-of-one Kayleigh Moore is encouraging extra mother and father to make use of the service to avoid wasting lengthy waits on the hospital unnecessarily.
Kayleigh known as 111 when her daughter Hazel all of the sudden grew to become unwell.
She mentioned: “I phoned 111 for my daughter when she was fairly younger and I discovered the staff actually reassuring.
“After chatting with somebody initially they acquired a member of the pediatric nursing staff to telephone me again which I discovered actually useful as a result of they’ll additionally do video consultations.
“When you may’t converse to your GP and you actually do want some reassurance, it does prevent going to hospital and ready a very long time, particularly should you do not should be there.”
Forward of winter, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Built-in Care Board (HIOWICB) is reminding folks of the way they’ll carry on high of self-care.
This consists of figuring out what steps you may take to deal with minor diseases at dwelling, when to go to a pharmacy or go to NHS 111 on-line, or whenever you want an pressing therapy centre or emergency division.
HIOWICB can also be encouraging everybody to make modifications to their way of life to enhance their bodily and psychological well-being.
This consists of consuming a well-balanced eating regimen, being energetic, or quitting smoking.
Pharmacies also can provide scientific recommendation and over-the-counter medicines and coverings for a spread of minor well being considerations, corresponding to coughs, colds or flu-like signs, abdomen aches, earaches, illness and diarrhoea, rashes, allergy symptoms, aches and pains.
Dr Tim Cooper, deputy chief medical officer for main and native care, mentioned: “As ever, your NHS is right here for you.
“Nevertheless, there are steps you may also take to assist keep match and properly, particularly forward of the colder winter months.
“Easy issues like consuming properly, getting vaccinated and common train can play an essential half in taking care of your self.
“Having a well-stocked medication cupboard in addition to figuring out which service to entry should you want medical assist also can provide help to get essentially the most applicable therapy shortly.
“We all know this winter goes to be exhausting for many individuals and figuring out the place you’ll be able to entry assist and assist on the price of dwelling disaster can also be essential for folks’s well-being.
“All our native authority companions have assist and assist out there on their web sites and in neighborhood settings corresponding to libraries.”
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