Got a minor injury? Wait less!

The NHS in east Kent have launched a new app to help you find the best care if you have a minor injury. Don’t head straight to A&E! Download the WaitLess app and see if you can get faster treatment at a minor injuries unit.

WaitLess is a smartphone app that has been designed to help you to get the right treatment – fast.

WaitLess uses real-time updates and geo-location technology, to give you current waiting times at all of our A&E and minor injuries units in east Kent – drawn from the official NHS system.

This information is combined with up-to-the-minute travel time information, giving a ranking of the best places to aim for if you have a minor injury.

Currently the app provides waiting times at:

  • William Harvey Hospital, Ashford
  • Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate
  • Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury
  • Buckland Hospital, Dover
  • Faversham Medical Practice MIU
  • Estuary View, Whitstable
  • Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone
  • Victoria Hospital, Deal.

We hope to be able to extend the service to other areas soon.

This is the first app of this kind in the UK – other apps use waiting time information but this is the first to combine with travel times, which we know can be unpredictable in Kent!

So if you’ve got a minor injury, don’t just head to the nearest A&E. Check the app first and WaitLess!

The WaitLess app has been developed by Transforming Systems and is free to download.

iphone and iPad:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/waitless./id1160745938?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ts.waitless&hl=en

Not sure where to go? Check your symptoms via ‘Health Help Now’ found on the WaitLess app.

Encompass MCP 16 December 2016
www.encompass-mcp.co.uk/got-a-minor-injury-wait-less/

The Wait Less App does not currently include information about Ashford Minor Injury Units, the nearest of which is at Kingsnorth Medical Practice and is open from 08:00 – 18:30, Monday to Friday.

Remember whatever the circumstances, choose the right care

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