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Long delays at Macclesfield hospital A&E as large number of patients arrive for treatment

Bosses at Macclesfield Hospital's accident and emergency unit are urging only those with genuine emergencies to attend as a rush of patients has caused long delays.

Bosses at Macclesfield Hospital accident and emergency unit are urging only those with genuine emergencies to attend as a rush of patients has caused long delays.

Waiting times at A&E are currently around five hours after a large number of ill patients arrived at the emergency department this morning.

Now East Cheshire NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, is asking those considering a visit whether they require emergency treatment.

A spokeswoman said: "If you are unwell please think about whether you really need A&E services.

"Remember you can get medical help at your local pharmacy, through NHS Direct on 0845 4647 or through your GP before visiting A&E."

 

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