County hospitals are focusing their efforts on emergency care and have called on the public's support to help alleviate pressure on them.

At Kettering General more than 250 people have attended A & E every day since December 24th.

Health bosses say hospitals including KGH are struggling to maintain  enough discharges to free up space for emergency admissions.

As such they have reminded people of appropriate and inappropriate uses of A & E - and have asked people not to visit others in hospital if they have recently had flu or sickness bug symptoms.