Salisbury Hospital A&E has warned that the service is "very busy" and patients should only attend if they have a "life-threatening illness or serious injury".

The hospital has tweeted asking patients who are unwell to first contact NHS 111 for them to identify the most appropriate service.

This is so the A&E department can treat the most serious and life-threatening cases.

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Yesterday (October 14), a spokesperson from the hospital said: "Our A&E is currently very busy.

"Please only attend if you have a life-threatening illness or serious injury.

"If you need medical attention please contact NHS 111 ( and they will direct you to the most appropriate service."


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