Stepping Hill A and E ‘Completely Overwhelmed’ Over Festive Period

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While the Christmas and New year period is a typically busy one for any Accident and Emergency department, Stepping Hill suffered as patient numbers were so high that they described the situation as being ‘completely overwhelmed’.

By early evening on New Year’s Eve, the department had treated almost twice as many as they would on an average night.

Pleas for patients to only attend if absolutely necessary were heeded however as the department reported that everyone treated were for genuine illness.