Salisbury Hospital A&E has warned that the service is "very busy" and is directing patients to a different service.

On evenings and weekends, patients should attend the Salisbury Walk-in Centre, the hospital has advised.

This service is for minor illness and injuries, and for patients who need urgent medical attention, but it’s not a life-threatening situation.

This will relieve pressure from the A&E department, which will treat the most serious and life-threatening cases.

The walk-in centre is at Avon Approach, in the same building as Millstream Medical Centre, run by GPs and Nurse Practitioners.

You do not need an appointment to attend.

It is open from 6.30pm to 10pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 8pm on weekends and bank holidays.

Today (Wednesday November 10), a spokesperson from the hospital tweeted: "Our hospital is very busy right now.

"If it’s the evening or weekend, please go to Salisbury Walk-in Centre for minor illness and injuries.

"You’ll get treated sooner and help us so we can treat serious and life-threatening injuries and illness."


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