Ambulances outside Royal Preston Hospital's A&E department
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Royal Preston Hospital's A&E department treating 'non emergencies'

A hospital in Lancashire is treating thousands of patients who should be cared for in the community.

More than 12% of patients who go to Royal Preston Hospital's A&E department are told GP care is more appropriate.

Less than one in five people who attend the department are admitted for treatment and 20% of people could have been cared for in the community.

Heath correspondent Nina Warhurst reports.