People are being advised to use alternatives to A&E at the Royal Stoke University Hospital today if their condition is not an emergency.
The hospital has experienced an extremely busy weekend so far, with waits of more than five hours - but waiting times elsewhere have been much shorter.
Patients are advised to consider other options such as:
- Self-care – treat minor illness and injury at home using a well-stocked stocked medicine cabinet.
- Community Pharmacy – visit for expert advice and treatment for minor ailments.