Staff Shortages Update
Posted on February 8th, 2022
You will have seen our recent posts regarding shortages within our clinical teams. We are pleased to say that we are currently working at almost full capacity.
Thank you to the CCG who have provided us with clinical support, our COVID positive clinicians who are working remotely from home and other staff members who have worked extra to help us to maintain our service levels.
We are hoping we will be able to continue at our usual capacity however please keep checking our Facebook page for updates.
If you are unwell and do need urgent care, there are however a number of other options available:
• NHS 111 – the service is free on the phone or online 24/7. Depending on the situation, the NHS 111 team can connect you to a nurse, emergency dentist or GP or arrange an ambulance if they think you need one.
• Local pharmacist – pharmacists (chemists) are a great source of health advice and information. They are experts in medicines and how medicines work. You can talk to them in confidence – even about the most personal symptoms – and you don’t need to make an appointment.
• Walk in Centre – the Walk in Centre on Broad Lane, S1 3PB is open 8am to 10pm, 365 days per year. You can see a nurse for a range of minor illnesses and ailments. There’s no need to book an appointment, just walk in and you will be seen. They can help with:
o Sudden worsening of long term conditions.
• Minor Injuries Unit – the Minor Injuries Unit, B Floor, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2JF is open 8am – 8pm, 365 days per year (no appointment necessary) and provides treatment for adults (over 16) for non-life threatening minor injuries or illnesses such as:
o insect and animal bites
You can find out more about urgent care services in Sheffield here https://sheffieldurgentcare.co.uk/index.html
If your child is unwell you will find advice here https://sybhealthiertogether.nhs.uk/
Thank you for your understanding during this time.