East Surrey Hospital declares critical incident

Published: 29 December 2022

East Surrey Hospital (Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust) has declared a critical incident due to increased pressure on its services. This allows it to take additional steps to maintain safe services for patients and help them cope with the growing pressures.


Essential services remain open, so anyone who needs urgent medical help should continue to come forward and attend planned appointments unless they are contacted.


The public can help by ensuring they are seeking help from the most appropriate health services and only attending A&E for serious accidents and emergencies. Anyone who is unwell should visit NHS 111 for advice or call NHS 111, although phone lines are very busy.


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