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Milton Keynes University Hospital is currently extremely busy due to a number of acutely unwell patients requiring treatment.

To allow the hospital to see and treat those patients that require immediate and urgent care, please only attend the emergency department if you are seriously unwell. The hospital is strongly encouraging patients to consider whether they can access the care they need from their GP, a pharmacist, by dialling NHS 111 or by visiting the local Walk-In Centre before coming to A&E.

Chief Executive of Milton Keynes University Hospital, Professor Joe Harrison, said: “We have seen a high number of patients attend the hospital’s emergency department over the last few days that are extremely poorly. A significant proportion of these people require further medical attention and therefore need admitting into the main hospital for assessment and treatment. As a result, the hospital is becoming under increasing pressure.

“To ensure you receive the most appropriate care for you, both safely and effectively, please ensure that you are aware of the other services that are available to you such as your GP and local pharmacies. We are working closely with our health and social care partners to ensure that patients in Milton Keynes receive the treatment they need in a timely and safe manner”.
For a guide on which services are available to you, please see the hospital’s website.