Major internal incident as hospital sees "unprecedented" number of patients (From Southend Standard)
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Major internal incident as Southend Hospital sees "unprecedented" number of patients
A MAJOR internal incident has been declared at Southend Hospital after an overwhelming number of people arrived at A&E.
The Prittlewell Chase facility has seen an “unprecedented” number of extra patients turned up at this week and had to cancel all non-urgent elective operations today.
Medical professionals are appealing for people who don't need to visit casualty to use a more appropriate service, like the 111 helpline or the St Luke's Health Centre.
For the full story see Monday’s Echo.
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