NHS bosses warn against unnecessary hospital and GP visits as they deal with 'unprecedented' number of admissions



NHS bosses are urging patients with common ailments to stay away from hospital as they deal with 'unprecedented' numbers accessing NHS services in the region. The appeal comes as NHS staff are tackling the 'highest ever' number of A&E attendances and emergency admissions; record highs in the numbers of 999 calls to ambulance services and calls to NHS 111 - as well as increasing demands on GPs.
The NHS has said that the cold weather plays a huge factor in the rising numbers, with around 25,000 more people dying over the course of each winter compared with other times of the year. .
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