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Advice And Treatment When We Are Closed

NHS

111 

Walk-in Centre - Within this building

Opening times
Monday to Friday
9.00 am to 9.00 pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
9.00 am to 5.00 pm

No appointment required - Drop in service

Walk-in Centre - Old Swan Health Centre

Opening times
Monday to Friday
7.00 an to 10.00 pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
9.00 am to 12.00 noon

NHS Walk-in Centres

NHS Walk-in Centres offer convenient access to a range of NHS services.  You can receive treatment for many ailments including:

  • infection and rashes
  • fractures and lacerations
  • emergency contraception and advice
  • stomach upsets
  • cuts and bruises or
  • burns and strains

NHS Walk-in Centres treat around 3m patients a year and have proved to be a successful and complimentary service to traditional GP and A&E services. Some centres offer access to doctors as well as nurses.  However, they are not designed for treating long term conditions or immediately life threatening problems.


Accident And Emergency (A&E)

Major A&E departments assess and treat patients who have serious injuries or illnesses.  Generally, you should visit A&E or call 999 for emergencies such as:

  • loss of consciousness
  • pain that is not relieved by simple analgesia
  • acute confused state
  • persistent, severe chest pain or breathing difficulties

If you are injured or seriously ill, you should go or be taken to A&E.  If an ambulance is needed you can call 999, the emergency number in the UK.  You can also dial 112 which is the equivalent for the European Union.

Major A&E departments offer access 365 days of the year and usually open 24 hours a day.  Be aware not all hospitals have A&E departments.