Patients encouraged to get help elsewhere as Wigan's hospitals are 'really busy'

Wigan's hospitals are currently "really busy" and people are being urged to seek medical help elsewhere if possible.
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Bosses at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have encouraged people to consider using the out-of-hours GP service or going to Leigh walk-in centre for treatment for minor injuries and ailments.

If they are unsure, it is recommended that people call NHS111 first for advice about the best place to go.

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A Facebook post on Saturday said: "We are really busy right now. Please use alternative services where possible such as out-of-hour GPs or Leigh walk-in centre for minor injuries."

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The trust's sites include Wigan and Leigh infirmaries, Wrightington Hospital and Thomas Linacre Centre.

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