People are being asked to help the NHS by only using the correct services over Easter weekend.

NHS Sussex has issued advice to people about the upcoming four-day bank holiday which starts on March 29. 

It said A&E departments across the county are "very busy" and that people need to help the health service.

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Deputy chief medical officer Dr Andrew Hodson said: "A&E departments are experiencing high level of use as Easter approaches.

"With the four-day weekend as well, we know that the pressure increases.

"We are asking people to help again and that's to think about where to access the best care for themselves.

"So there's a question about whether they can ring 111, if appropriate, or go to any of the walk-in clinics or the urgent treatment centres and to also plan ahead.

"Think about when you need prescriptions ready for and give the GP surgeries enough time to get that for you."

People should continue going to A&E for life-threatening illnesses and injuries.