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Dartmouth medical advice leaflet produced for visitors

A LEAFLET advising visitors to Dartmouth to seek medical assistance from local chemists or to administer self-help has been produced to relieve some of the pressure currently being experienced at the town’s community hospital and GP practice.

The leaflet has been produced by Dartmouth’s Business Improvement District. Board member and chair of the Dartmouth Caring charity Dee Nutt MBE said the town’s population expands ‘massively’ during the summer and demand for local medical services soars.

She said: “The BID is helping us manage this situation and it has produced a very helpful leaflet which tells visitors how to deal with minor medical problems without putting even more pressure on our already hard-pressed hospital and GP practice.

“This is a very timely initiative. Staff shortages have resulted in the recent closure of the community hospital’s minor injuries unit which is now unable to accept emergency admissions. We don’t know how long this situation will continue.”

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