The urgent treatment centre at the William Harvey Hospital is now open.
Urgent treatment centres provide treatment for minor injuries and illnesses that are urgent but not life threatening.
Urgent treatment centres are GP-led, open at least 12 hours a day (24 hours at the main hospital sites), and are equipped to diagnose and deal with many of the most common ailments people attend A&E for.
Call NHS 111 or visit www.111.nhs.uk to find out which service is best for you.
NHS 111 can signpost you to the nearest service and, where appropriate, can book you an appointment at the Urgent Treatment Centre.
The Urgent Treatment Centre can treat:
- sprains and strains
- suspected broken limbs
- minor head injuries
- cuts and grazes
- bites and stings
- minor scalds and burns
- ear and throat infections
- skin infections and rashes
- eye problems
- coughs and colds
- feverish illness in adults
- feverish illness in children
- abdominal pain
- vomiting and diarrhoea
- emergency contraception
Urgent Treatment Centres need to comply with government guidelines on social distancing and provide safe environments for both patients and staff.
NHS are encouraging people to call NHS 111 to book an appointment ahead of visiting. This means you won’t have to wait at a centre for an appointment and it will help ensure the safety of everyone.