If you need urgent medical attention but it’s not a life-threatening situation, you should first call 111. If you think life is at risk, you should call 999.
NHS 111 will assess you and give you the option to speak to a nurse, doctor or paramedic if appropriate. You’ll then be advised where you need to go for treatment.
An A&E department deals with genuine life-threatening emergencies, such as:
The closest A&E Department to our surgery is: ARROWE PARK HOSPITAL, Arrowe Park Road, Upton, Wirral, CH49 5PE (0151 678 5111)
Urgent treatment centres are a facility you can go to if you need urgent medical attention but it’s not a life-threatening situation. You may be referred to an urgent treatment centre by NHS 111 or by your GP. You can also just turn up and walk in.
Conditions that can be treated at an urgent treatment centre include:
The closest Walk-In Centre to our surgery is: VICTORIA CENTRAL HOSPITAL, Mill Lane, Wallasey, CH44 5UQ
Opening hours 7 a m until 10 p m Mon-Fri 9 a m until 10 pm Sat and Sun
As well as dealing with minor injuries, the Walk-in Centres offer fast access to advice, information and treatment without having to make an appointment, take time off work or rearrange your day. Your consultation and assessment is with an experienced nurse. A leaflet giving further details is available in our waiting area.