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West hospitals join the high alert list

There's been a post-Christmas surge in numbers seeking emergency care. Credit: ITV West Country

Health leaders are urging people to use A&E for serious and life-threatening emergencies only, following a post-Christmas surge in numbers seeking emergency care across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Those in the West who've announced they're now on OPEL Level 4 (the highest demand level) are:

  • Southmead Hospital
  • Bristol Royal Infirmary
  • Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
  • Weston General Hospital
  • The Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske
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