As tourists and day trippers descend on North Wales this summer, NHS leaders urge them to access treatment safely and alleviate pressure on medical staff. As part of the Welsh Government’s Help Us, Help You campaign, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board asks visitors to think twice before attending an Emergency Department or calling 999 with non-life-threatening conditions.
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As many people are opting for a ‘staycation’ rather than travelling abroad this summer, we are encouraging visitors to North Wales to think twice before attending our Emergency Departments or calling 999 with non-life-threatening conditions.
There are lots of ways you can receive medical support during your holiday in North Wales. Please help our NHS staff by choosing the appropriate service for your symptoms, and only visit our Emergency Departments in the most serious circumstances.
See our website for information on our health services across North Wales to help you get the right advice and treatment: https://bcuhb.nhs.wales/services/health-services1/where-do-i-go/
We would like to remind day visitors and holidaymakers to North Wales to remember their medication. It can take time to arrange your prescription if you forget to bring it along. This can add pressure on our local services and increase waiting times.
Please only call NHS 111 Wales if your condition is urgent or if you need medical attention from a GP outside their normal opening hours and cannot wait until the next working day.