Due to the high demand on our local NHS services Accrington Victoria Hospital has made the decision to temporarily close, whilst staff are redeployed. This decision will be reviewed on a monthly basis. Appointments at Accrington Victoria will still go ahead unless you are notified otherwise.
Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council:
“To help our local NHS services during this difficult time people are being asked to call 111 for advice before going in person to any minor injuries unit or emergency department. This will mean you can be directed to the best service for your concern. People should still seek medical advice and of course call 999 if there is an emergency.
“As hospital admissions continue to rise in East Lancashire it is vital we all stay at home unless it is absolutely essential to leave. Following the basic rules is key in preventing spread. Wash your hands frequently, wear a face covering when in public spaces if you can and keep your distance from anyone not in your household or bubble. The more we do this the more deaths we can prevent.”