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.
Each day the practice reserves a number of urgent, same day appointments with the duty doctor. These five minute appointments are for urgent problems that on medical grounds cannot wait until the next routine appointment.
Please call 01785 850 226 before 10am if you need such an appointment. Urgent appointments are shorter than those offered for routine matters and may be subject to delay if the doctor is called to an emergency.
The surgery is equipped to treat minor injuries like small cuts and joint sprains. If the injury is more severe or may involve a broken bone then you should attend the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department at the following hospital:
County Hospital, Stafford, telephone 01785 230 104. Please note this is not a 24 hour service.
Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke on Trent, telephone 01782 715 444.
New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, telephone 01902 307 999.
Also in the event of poisoning or overdose the attend A&E
NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do.
Get help online or on the telephone:
To get help from NHS 111, you can:
- go to 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 and over only)
- call 111
- NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In life threatening emergencies such as chest pain and severe shortness of breath you should call 999