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Ongoing Pressure in Accident and Emergency

Newsdate: 7 January 2015

Wigan’s Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department has been experiencing severe pressure like the majority of other hospitals nationwide.  Our staff continue to work tremendously hard to deliver the best possible care they can under very demanding circumstances.

Whilst we have taken a number of steps to see all patients quickly, we acknowledge that some have had to wait considerably longer to be seen due to the very high demand. We apologise to anyone who has been affected by the current situation.

We thank members of the public for their patience if they have had to wait a longer time to be seen in A&E and we also really appreciate the public support to our request to only come to A&E if absolutely necessary.

If any patient who attends our A&E has concerns with regard to their care, please talk initially to a senior member of staff or contact Patient Relations on 01942 822376 or via email -