Search

Beast from the East: Rise in A&E visits from people injured through “slips and falls”

PUBLISHED: 17:26 01 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:40 01 March 2018

James Paget Hospital. Photo: Archant

James Paget Hospital. Photo: Archant

©Archant 2013

The number of patients visiting A&E with injuries sustained from “slips and falls” has risen since the Beast from the East took hold of the region.

James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston has seen an increase in the number of patients complaining of such injuries.

A spokesman for the hospital said: “We have had an increase in people coming to A&E reporting injuries through slips and falls.

“But also more people with respiratory conditions which can be exacerbated by the cold weather have visited A&E.”

Earlier today the hospital postponed outpatient appointments with the exception of those which are “clinically urgent”.

The spokesman said: “This enabled us to focus on providing ward-based care to our patients.

“Our staff have gone above and beyond – making tremendous efforts to get to work and staying extra hours to help care for our patients.”

The spokesman also thanked the “tremendous support” from the local community both today and yesterday, in particular 4x4 drivers who assisted staff getting to and from hospital.

Other News

Yesterday, 23:30

The fire service drone has been used to help in the search of a missing person near Great Yarmouth.

Yesterday, 19:11

‘It’s just lucky no-one was hurt’ - that is the message after a bus shelter close to a pub in Caister was flattened by a lorry that had been turning around.

Yesterday, 14:03

A man who fought testicular cancer has walked a gruelling 60km with a ball and chain to demonstrate the mental strain of fighting the illness.

Yesterday, 17:34

People who have used mechanical diggers to take “significant” amounts of sand and relocate sea defence blocks on Hemsby beach have been ordered to stop.

Most Read

Wed, 12:29

Police are appealing for help to trace a woman following a theft in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Tue, 13:10

The man who was killed in a fatal stabbing in Great Yarmouth has been named.

Read more
Norwich Magistrates Court
Thu, 14:16

A young girl left severely disabled after mistakes were made during her birth at a Norfolk hospital will receive an extra £600,000 in damages.

Read more
Wed, 12:20

Residents in Great Yarmouth will be able to enjoy having their favourite fast food orders delivered right to their doorstep thanks to a new delivery service.

Read more
Norwich
Wed, 14:51

Homes are going up on a pub’s garden as it looks for ways to thrive.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 7°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy