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Where should I go?

There are a range of healthcare services available to help you find the right expert care to meet your needs. Choosing the service most appropriate to your symptoms means you get the right treatment in the right place.

Many minor ailments and injuries can often be treated at home by ensuring you have a well-stocked medicine cabinet and plenty of rest. Click here for more information. 


Your Pharmacy will give you advice on most minor illnesses and you can buy over-the-counter remedies to relieve your symptoms. For opening times visit the NHS website

If you’re worried about an urgent medical concern go to or call 111 and speak to a fully trained adviser.

GP surgery

Your GP Surgery is the main point of contact for you and your family's general health care. 

For opening times visit the NHS website.

Minor Injuries Unit

Our Minor Injuries Units deal with problems such as suspected fractures, cuts, bruises, minor eye problems, burns, scalds, and sprains. 

Open 7 days a week from 8am until 8pm. 

Urgent Treatment Centres are for serious conditions such as suspected broken bones or breathing difficulties which need immediate care but are not life threatening.

Call 999 now if you have any of these symptoms

Call 999 now if you have any of these symptoms

Signs of a heart attack

Chest pain, pressure, heaviness, tightness or squeezing across your chest

Signs of a stroke

Face dropping on one side, can't hold both arms up, difficulty speaking

Tried to end your life

By taking something or harming yourself

Severe difficulty breathing

Not being able to get words out, choking or gasping

Heavy bleeding

Spraying, pouring or enough to make a puddle

Severe injuries

After a serious accident

Seizure (fit)

Someone is shaking or jerking because of a fit, or is unconscious (can't be woken up)

Sudden, rapid swelling

Of the lips, mouth, throat or tongue

Emergency Department

You should only call 999 or come to our Emergency Department  if your condition is life-threatening

You will be seen in the emergency department based on your medical condition which is assessed by a member of staff when you first arrive. Please note that patients will be seen in order of priority, not in order of arrival.