Scunthorpe General Hospital still on red alert for occupancy levels
Scunthorpe General Hospital is still exceptionally busy, both on the inpatient wards and in the A&E departments.
It was placed on red alert on Friday, January 4.
Karen Dunderdale, chief nurse at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Hospitals Trust said: "We have created extra capacity to accommodate additional patients but we would urge everyone to please think twice before visiting A&E and ensure our staff are available for vulnerable people who are in an emergency situation.
"Most common aches, pains and winter illnesses will begin to clear up by themselves within a few days with some self-care essentials so there really is no need to call 999 or go to A&E.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our staff for their hard work and dedication during this extremely demanding period."