Life Threatening Emergencies
In a life threatening emergency such as sudden severe chest pain, severe breathlessness, loss of power in a limb, loss of consciousness or severe bleeding dial 999.
The surgery is equipped to treat minor injuries like small cuts and joint sprains. If the injury is more severe or may involve a broken bone then you should attend the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department at the following hospitals:
Royal Albert Edward Infirmary. Telephone 01942 244 000
Also in the event of poisoning or overdose the attend A&E
If you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do you can:
- Telephone 01942 483 900 during our surgery opening times.
You will be helped as quickly as possible, either by advice over the telephone from a Doctor, an emergency appointment at the surgery, or by a visit.
- Telephone NHS 111 or go online by visiting 111.nhs.uk.
Available 24 hours a day, very day of the year. The online service is for people aged 5 years and over only.
About NHS 111
NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do.
Calls to NHS 111 are free from land lines and mobile telephones. Lines are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. There is also an online service at 111.nhs.uk (the online service is for people aged 5 years and over only).
You can call 111 when you think you need to go to the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department at the hospital, or another Urgent Care Service, if you need advice outside surgery opening hours or you are not sure who to call for medical help.
See When to use 111 for further information.
Please only visit the A&E department if it is an emergency.