If you need urgent help, for example if you are displaying symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, or your child is unwell, seek help immediately. People also need to make sure they are using other vital services such as cancer screening and care, maternity appointments and mental health support when needed.
Measures are being taken to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection at the hospital, including:
- all patients attending appointments being asked whether they have any symptoms on arrival;
- distancing measures being taken to keep people apart; and
- hand sanitizers are located by all entrances and are being monitored.
Ignoring problems can have serious consequences – now or in the future.
Dr Jim Gardner, medical director at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has an important message: