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Raigmore Hospital's Accident and Emergency department in plea to public amidst 'very high demand' with patients being prioritised according to need and others referred to NHS 24


By Hector MacKenzie

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Accident and Emergency is facing high demand, prompting an appeal for patience and use of NHS 24 for less urgent situations.
Accident and Emergency is facing high demand, prompting an appeal for patience and use of NHS 24 for less urgent situations.

THE accident and emergency department at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness is experiencing "very high demand" today.

NHS Highland says teams are prioritising patients with the highest clinical need.

It wants that "patients attending with more minor injuries will face a long wait before being seen".

NHS Highland said: "Please be patient with our staff and those around you. We are doing everything we can to see those in need but our highest priority patients will be seen first.

"If you think you need to visit A&E but it's not life threatening, you can phone NHS 24 on 111, day or night."

It says NHS 24 "will help you get the right care in the right place, often closer to home and without the need to go to A&E". This may include a phone or video consultation. For more information on Right Care Right Place https://nhsh.scot/3Qqe2c0


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