Watch your step, warn busy Whittington consultants

Since temperatures dropped, and snow started falling last week, the emergency department at the Whittington Hospital has seen well over 100 patients with an alarming number of fractures suffered by people who have slipped on ungritted roads and pavements

Since temperatures dropped, and snow started falling last week, the emergency department at the Whittington Hospital has seen well over 100 patients with an alarming number of fractures suffered by people who have slipped on ungritted roads and pavements in our locality.

Many have sustained serious injuries that will take many weeks to recover from, and which will spoil their winter holidays.

Whilst the hospital will of course continue to provide 24/7 emergency care to our local population we would urge everyone to take special care of themselves and their vulnerable neighbours at this time, avoiding any unnecessary journeys, and to enjoy their festive break intact!

Dr Ben Timmis

Dr Sarah Howling

Consultant Radiologists - The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

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