Call 111 if you’re ill over the Bank Holiday, health chiefs urge

PUBLISHED: 12:38 23 August 2013

Call 111 over the Bank Holiday, health chiefs urge

Call 111 over the Bank Holiday, health chiefs urge

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ILL residents are being urged to use the non-emergency 111 phone number to find the right service over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The 24-hour health line directs callers in the right direction and frees up 999 call handlers and A&E departments so that they can focus on emergency cases.

Dr Vishen Ramkisson, who is a GP and clinical lead for NHS 111 in Hertfordshire, said: “The 111 service in Hertfordshire works very well and is one of the top performing services in the country.

“When you dial 111 you will be assessed then given information about the right local health service that is open and that can meet your needs.

“Call before you go.”

Calls to 111 are free from landlines and mobiles and the service is open 24 hours a day, every day.

For immediate, life-threatening emergencies you should always dial 999.


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