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Norovirus: visiting restrictions for children under 12

To help protect our patients from the spread of Norovirus and to reduce the risk of bed closures as a result of this infection  we are encouraging parents not to bring their children (under 12 years) to the hospital in March.


Road works on Robinson Way 11-15 March

Robinson Way, the main ring road round the campus, will be reduced to a single lane along two stretches to allow for resurfacing.


Addenbrooke’s nurses showcase work at Florence Nightingale conference

Three Addenbrooke's nurses have had their posters accepted at next week's Florence Nightingale Foundation annual conference.


Head of Audiology is Visiting Professor at University of Toronto

Dr David Baguley, head of audiology has been honoured as a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto.


Children to have say in clinical research

For the first time children will be given the power to make decisions in the running of a clinical research facility.

 

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Make sure you Choose well

1 December 2011

The number of people attending A&E is growing yearly in Cambridgeshire.

 

Last year over 130,000 people attended A&E, at an average cost of £125 per visit. Over a third of these people left without having any treatment or needing follow-up treatment.


By choosing an alternative to A&E for minor injuries or illnesses you will allow A&E staff to look after people with serious or life-threatening conditions.

 

You can get convenient, expert, confidential advice and treatment for a wide range of common complaints from your high street pharmacy without having to wait for a GP appointment, or go to A&E.

 

Make sure you are prepared in case of illness, A range of common illnesses and injuries can be treated at home simply by combining a well-stocked medicine cabinet with plenty of rest. 

 

If you become unwell or are injured make sure you choose the right NHS service so that you get the best treatment.

 

Choose Well thermometer

 

Self-care    treating minor illnesses or injuries themselves
Calling NHS Direct    for round the clock health queries and information about local services
Local pharmacist advice for treating common winter illnesses and the best medicines to use
Visiting their GP for medical advice, examinations or an illness or injury that require prescriptions
NHS walk-in centre for treating minor illnesses and injuries that do not require an A&E visit and without needing an appointment
A&E or dialling 999 for serious illness or injuries considered to be critical or life threatening

 

You can also go to www.nhs.uk to check symptoms, find local services, get health information and for health news.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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