There is much awareness of how busy A&E departments are, but many people don’t realise that for many injuries you can go to a local walk in centre rather than the local A&E.
When we set up sites, we look at where the nearest hospital is but also the nearest walk in centre, as in many cases this is only a few minutes away.
With this in mind we create a one page sheet which details the local hospital but also the location of the nearest walk in centre and the nearest pharmacy.
We also ensure that operatives are aware of what type of injuries can be dealt with by walk in centres as many of them are the type of minor injuries we may see on site i.e. sprains, cuts, bruises.
We hope that by giving operatives these different options and making this info available on a sheet of paper that they can pick up and take with them should they require medical attention they will be seen and treated as quickly as possible but also encourage them to use their local pharmacy too.
Entry submitted by Higgins Construction
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