Choose Well In Manchester!
NHS Manchester is asking you to think carefully about how you
access health and medical care.
Please think twice and consider if attending an A&E
department is really necessary and the best option for you, or
whether you may be better seeking advice and help from one of our
community healthcare services. Of course, in a genuine emergency
the A&E department will provide the best possible care to
They have now launched a Choose well Manchester site with lots
of clear, easy to understand self-care information and advice on
what to do when you or someone you care for is ill. There are
videos, downloadable leaflets and the website itself can be
displayed in 66 languages.
Every winter we see more people with underlying health
problems who need to be admitted to hospital. It's vital that our
A&E departments are able to concentrate on the patients who are
really unwell and aren't distracted by people with minor illnesses
who should really look after themselves at home.
can be found here.