Don’t delay seeking help when you need it

Health and Social Care (HSC) professionals have called on people who are experiencing ill health or social care problems not to delay seeking help from GPs, hospitals or social care services.

This follows a significant drop in the number of people attending Emergency Departments when ill, for example, for suspected strokes, heart attacks. There has also been a considerable drop in cancer referrals, childhood illnesses and the number of people who have raised concerns about the welfare of children.

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