When We Are Closed

If it is not a medical emergency but you need medical help fast, please call NHS 111. Calls are free including mobiles 24 hours a day.

This is a new number that has been introduced to help make it easier for you to access local health services.

You should use the NHS 111 service if:

· you need medical help fast, but it is not a 999 emergency

· you think you need to go to A&E or Emergency Department or another NHS urgent care service

· you dont know who to call for medical help

· you require health information or reassurance of what to do next

Why should you use it

· NHS is a fast and easy way to get the right help wherever you are and whatever time

· it can help to free up 999 and local A&E emergency departments

How does it work

· It will get you through to a team of highly trained advisors who are supported by experienced nurses.

· They will assess your symptoms, give you health care advice if you need it or book you an appointment.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

 
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