THE local NHS has asked people to think whether they need to go to A&E before they go.
A walk-in centre forms part of the urgent care centre based at York Hospital’s A&E department.
Dr Andrew Phillips, lead for urgent care at NHS Vale of York CCG, said: “Unnecessary trips, with conditions that could be treated by a pharmacist, or GP or simply by resting at home, place high demand on the service.
"It can mean people who need immediate, life-saving care have to wait. So it’s important that you think carefully about the situation first and only go to A&E if it is absolutely necessary.”