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Hospital urges patients to avoid A&E

Peterborough City Hospital is urging people to think twice before coming into A&E over the next few days.

The hospital announced there's a severe shortage of available beds at the moment and say the hospital is on "black alert."

Managers have apologised to patients and people are being asked to contact their doctor, the Walk-In Centre, or Out-Of-Hours GP services. The Trust says it's also alerting GPs to the lack of available beds.