Hospital's Minor Injuries Unit sees increase in patients
Hospital's Minor Injuries Unit saw an increase in patients over
the Christmas holidays - but not the huge surge experienced by
some other hospitals in the region.
Eld from Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said the workload
at Burnham Minor Injuries Unit was slightly up overall.
biggest impact was the weekend between Christmas and New Year
when 46 patients were seen within eight hours - four hours on Saturday
and four hours on Sunday," she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
extra demand was met and safely managed by the emergency nurse
practitioners. Waiting times did reflect the increased demand."
was an increase in referrals from NHS111 and it is reported that
some patients with non-life threatening conditions elected to
leave Weston General emergency department and attend Burnham."