Avoid long wait times when you need urgent care. Download WaitLess now!
The NHS across Lincolnshire has introduced a smartphone app, which is designed to help people choose the least pressured urgent and emergency care services and to understand waiting times better.
The WaitLess app combines current waiting time, queue numbers and travel-time at urgent care facilities in the county. This displayed information helps people make an informed decision about where to seek the fastest treatment for minor illness and injuries. Along with this, the app displays all available pharmacies in the area as an alternative treatment option.
The times shown on the app combine travel, waiting and treatment time, to give patients the most accurate picture of how long they may spend at each location, allowing them to decide on the most appropriate setting to attend. The app also displays a full list of services available at each site, as well as parking and opening-time information.
In addition to WaitLess there are a range of alternatives to access healthcare, including self-care, asking your pharmacist, contacting your GP surgery, visiting NHS 111 online or calling NHS 111 .
The WaitLess app is free to download from The App Store and Google Play; simply search for WaitLess.
WaitLess currently only displays waiting times for facilities inside Lincolnshire, and therefore those living on the borders of the county will find that waiting and treatment times at their local facilities outside of Lincolnshire are not included at this time.