Our UrgentCare Centre is unique in the region and offers an exceptional service as an alternative to an NHS Accident & Emergency Department. As the centre is in the heart of St Joseph’s Hospital it offers our traditional 5 Star quality service provided to all patients, through a dedicated team of experienced senior emergency specialist doctors and emergency nurse practitioners.
You will have immediate access to onsite facilities including blood tests, diagnostic imaging, operating theatres, physiotherapists and pharmacists.
If necessary we can arrange for immediate admission to St Joseph’s Hospital.
The UrgentCare Centre provides a walk-in service and bookings are not necessary. In most cases you will be seen immediately, however our service pledge is that you will be seen within 30 minutes even in our busiest periods.
Please note that the UrgentCare Centre is not equipped to deal with major trauma injuries, or cardiac emergencies and you should go direct to your nearest district general hospital A&E in these circumstances.
The UrgentCare Centre treats:
|Children over the age of 6 years||Children under 6 years of age|
|Head injuries without loss of consciousness or vomiting||Acute obstetric emergency|
|Whiplash||Cardiac chest pain (central crushing pain radiating to arm, neck, jaw)|
|Limb fractures||Head injuries with loss of consciousness, vomiting, confusion|
|Soft tissue injury/sports injury||Large amount of blood loss from limb or any orifice|
|Minor burns/scalds||Open fractures with obvious deformity and bone protrusion with loss of sensation to extremities|
|Minor eye injuries||Major burns or smoke inhalation|
|Foreign bodies to eyes, ears, nose||Drug overdose|
|Facial injuries which do not require extensive cosmetic intervention||Alcohol intoxication|
|General ear nose and throat conditions|
|Ear infections, pain, lacerations, hearing problems|
|Pleural chest pain (not cardiac)|
|Cuts, grazes, bites, stings|
To find out more about what our UrgentCare Centre treats and doesn’t treat, please select below.