BANK holiday revellers have been warned not to bring their illnesses to A and E.

Those in need of non-urgent medical treatment this May Bank Holiday are being urged to use the Brighton Station Health Centre, helping free up Emergency Services for those most in need.

A spokesman for Brighton and Hove clinical commissioning group said the last few months had been extremely difficult for the NHS across the country, especially on A&E departments and local GP surgeries coping with increasing numbers of people seeking treatment.

To help ease this pressure this May Bank holiday the NHS is urging people with minor infections and rashes, stomach upsets, superficial cuts and bruises, minor burns and strains to visit Brighton Station Health Centre for treatment.

There is no need to be a registered patient or to make an appointment to use the walk-in centre which is open from 8am-8pm in the city centre.

A website at highlights the other alternatives to A&E visits, and has searchable listings on the most appropriate services available across Sussex to treat a range of illness and injuries.

People can also dial 111 if they need medical help but are not in a life-threatening situation.

Dr David Supple, Clinical Chair of the CCG, said: “This May Bank holiday, if you do need urgent care that is not an emergency, you can get treated quickly without an appointment at the Brighton Station Health Centre.”