Busy weekend predicted at A&E as Tour De Yorkshire comes to town.

James Cook University Hospital could be even busier than usual this May Bank Holiday, as the Tour De Yorkshire event comes to Middlesbrough.

Patients are reminded to think self-care, pharmacies, NHS 111, GP walk-in centres and Redcar Primary Care Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit first.

A&E doesn’t mean ‘Absolutely Everything’.

Your local pharmacy is a great place to visit to help with advice and treatment for many minor and common illnesses.

They can help with aches and pains, cystitis, colds and skin rashes. With one major advantage, you don’t need an appointment, you can call in when is convenient for you. Leaving A&E free for serious and life threatening emergencies only.

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Find a pharmacy near you that is open on Bank Holiday Monday.

NHS 111 is also available, 24 hours a day, all year round. It is free to call from landlines and mobile phones, and the team of highly trained advisors can help with non-emergency, fast medical help. They help guide patients to the best NHS service for their medical needs.

999 should still be called for serious or life threatening medical emergencies.

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