“Need medical help fast, but it’s not an emergency? Find the right service fast” is the message of a new campaign being launched by the local NHS to raise public awareness of different NHS services available to them. The striking yellow and black campaign is being used across Essex to encourage people to use the most appropriate NHS service when they become ill.
This is the time of year when a lot of us are busy shopping for presents and planning get-togethers and holiday travel. While you’re out, have you thought about also stocking up on medicine cabinet essentials to make sure you’re prepared for the winter?
More than 700 children were admitted to south Essex hospitals with bronchiolitis and gastric flu last year, but it is estimated that 10 per cent of these hospital admissions could have been avoided if parents were more aware of the signs and symptoms.