Big increase in demand at Derriford Hospiital

Big increase in demand at Derriford Hosipital Credit: ITV News West Country

Plymouth's Derriford Hospital says it's seeing a huge increase in demand on its emergency services.

It's seeing an extra 30 people a day - more than two hundred a week.

Management aren't sure what's behind the increase but they're urging people to think carefully before heading to the hospital for treatment. It's also planning to recruit extra staff to cope with the pressure.