Help us to help you – urgent and emergency care

With the prevalence of COVID-19 in Somerset remaining high, combined with usual winter pressures, healthcare services across the county are incredibly busy. One of the main areas impacted by these pressures are our urgent and emergency care services.

The emergency department (ED) – or A&E as many will know it – cares for life threatening illness or injuries, and colleagues in the EDs at both Musgrove Park and Yeovil District Hospitals are working really hard to ensure that patients receive the care they need.

We went ‘behind-the-scenes’ in our EDs, and in this video our colleagues talk about how busy it is in ED at the moment, how the ED team works with the rest of the hospital, and they give examples of when the ED might not be the right choice for you, and the alternative healthcare services that can help you to receive the care you need.