Peterborough Hospital - Black Alert

8 April 2015, 16:22 | Updated: 8 April 2015, 16:25

Peterborough City Hospital (PCH) say they remain very busy - despite stepping down from a major incident status.

The PCH remains on black alert - which means they are still busy, but are now able to ensure more beds are available to those emergency patients who need them. 

A spokesman for the PCH told Heart: "We’d like to thank our staff for helping us emerge from this period of peak demand on our services, and we would like to apologise to any patients who had to wait a little longer than usual for their care or treatment.

We would still urge members of the public who are unwell to consider whether they really are an emergency before attending the Emergency Department."

Patients are being told there are alternative places to seek care for minor illnesses, in particular, their pharmacist, their GP or the Minor Illness and Injury Unit on Thorpe Road, Peterborough, which is open from 8am until 8pm every day.