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University Hospitals Bristol Nhs Foundation Trust Weather Update 6 February 2009

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust weather update - 6 February 2009

The Bristol Royal Infirmarys switchboard was swamped this morning by calls from patients ringing in to cancel their appointments due to the severe weather conditions and travel problems in the Bristol and neighbouring areas.

We understand if patients are unable to come in today and they do not need to call us to cancel.  We will contact each patient over the next few days to re-book their appointment for a convenient time.

Yesterday (5 February), the Bristol Royal Infirmarys Accident and Emergency (A&E) department treated 29 people with wrist, ankle, leg and arm injuries caused by trips or falls, compared to 50 people the day before.

We are again urging people not to come to A&E unless absolutely necessary.  For minor ailments, please contact your GP or NHS Direct on 0845 4647 for help and advice.