Urgent Problems & Out of Hours

Life Threatening Emergencies

In a life-threatening emergency such as sudden severe chest pain, severe breathlessness, loss of power in a limb, loss of consciousness or severe bleeding dial 999.


For any injury that might need stitching / glue or involves a broken bone, you should attend the
local minor injuries unit at Wansbeck General Hospital.

Also in the event of poisoning or overdose attend the local A+E

How to Get Healthcare Advice & Assistance
when the Surgery is Closed:

When the surgery is closed and you need medical help which is not an emergency, call 111. Calls to 111 are free from land lines and mobile telephones. Lines are open 24/7, every day of the year.

You can call 111 when you think you need to go to the Emergency Department at the hospital, or another Urgent Care Service, if you need advice outside surgery opening hours or you are not sure who to call for medical help.