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Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust reminds residents not attend A&E for a Covid-19 test

| September 20, 2020

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is reminding local residents to not come to the Emergency Department (A&E) at Stoke Mandeville Hospital to request a Covid-19 test.

Instead, people should book a test at a local designated testing centre or order a home testing kit by calling 119 or by visiting the NHS Covid-19 testing website.

Dr Abhishek Banerji, Clinical Lead, Emergency Department, said: ‘It’s really important that people understand that they must not come to the Emergency Department for a Covid-19 test.

Not only will you not be able to get one, but if you do have Covid-19 then you increase the risk of transmission to more vulnerable people.

If you do have symptoms of Covid-19, you should self-isolate and book a test by either calling 119 or visit the NHS testing website. You should only request a test if you have symptoms of Covid-19. If you are unwell then you should contact 111.

Stay home, stay safe, and save an unnecessary journey to our Emergency Department.

*Source of article : Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

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