A&E extremely busy – please consider other options
Like many hospitals, we are extremely busy today. Please help us by using other services such as minor injuries units whenever possible. Our emergency department deals with genuine emergencies, including loss of consciousness; acute confused state and fits that are not stopping; persistent, severe chest pain; breathing difficulties; severe bleeding that cannot be stopped; severe allergic reactions; severe burns or scalds; and broken bones.
Priority is always given to people with the most urgent health needs, which means anyone else will wait longer to be seen by a nurse or doctor. Therefore, we would encourage people with less urgent conditions to consider visiting a pharmacist, making a GP appointment, calling NHS 111, or using NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk) for advice about treating yourself. More advice about choosing the right service is available here:
Thank you in advance for your support.
Temporary ward relocation
Over the next three months we will temporarily relocate all our wards in turn for essential cleaning and refurbishment, as part of this Apple Tree Ward has moved to Pear Tree Ward and will remain there for two weeks.
Find out more about Hinchingbrooke Hospital and our Trust Board which includes our chairman, four non-executive, five voting executive directors, including the chief executive, and two non-voting executive directors.
Our Park Maternity Centre, home to Hinchingbrooke Hospital’s Maternity Service, is the preferred choice for midwifery and obstetric care for women in Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire and beyond. Find out more here.
We are raising funds to extend our Macmillan Woodlands Centre, to improve and increase the services we offer, and we need your help to reach our goal. For further information please contact Macmillan on 0300 1000 200 or find out more here.
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