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The Tour de Yorkshire comes to Wakefield

The Tour de Yorkshire arrives in Wakefield on Sunday 3 May for the final stage of the three day race.


There will be a number of road closures in Wakefield city centre and surrounding areas while the race goes by and this could affect patients and visitors travelling to Pinderfields Hospital.


Mike Forster, Interim Director of Operations at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust said: “It is really important that people wanting to travel to the hospital check whether or not their route is likely to be affected by the Tour.


“Please leave extra time for your journey and, if necessary, plan another route around the city if your usual journey is affected by the planned road closures.


“Remember we are expecting big crowds out to enjoy the event so the city centre will be especially busy before, during and after the race.”


The Trust, along with other NHS organisations, is also urging people who have had minor accidents or illnesses to think about whether they really need to go to A&E, or if they would get more appropriate treatment at another local NHS service.


Mike added: “The NHS has a full range of other services to help people including the 111 service, NHS Choices on line, your local GP and your community pharmacy.


“If you feel it’s not a 999 emergency, but you need medical help fast, dial NHS 111. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.”


Further information about the tour’s route and schedule is available on Wakefield Council’s website: www.wakefield.gov.uk/tdy