New figures show thousands “attend A&E unnecessarily”

Non emergency visits to AE

People living in south east Essex are being asked to think twice before visiting A&E - unless their condition is a genuine emergency. New figures suggest thousands of people who visit the A&E department each year did not require any treatment or medical investigation.

The figures, released today by NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), show more than three and a half thousand people attended A&E in the five months between April and August this year who did not require any treatment or medical investigation. This was 1,555 patients between April and June (7% of all attendances) and 2,044 patients between July and August (13% of all attendances).

Teenage and young persons cancer workshop

16 24 Macmillan

Are you aged between 16 and 24 years and living with cancer?

We would like to invite you to come and share your experiences with us.

When? Saturday 18 November, 10am – 2pm

Where? Essex Cricket Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 0PG

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