Out of Hours

Emergencies and Out Of Hours

Life-threatening Emergencies:
In a life-threatening emergency such as sudden severe chest pain, loss of consciousness or severe bleeding dial 999.

Emergencies During Surgery Hours:
Please Telephone 01785 258240 or 258249. You will be helped as quickly as possible, either by advice over the telephone from a Doctor, an emergency appointment at the surgery, or by a visit.

Emergencies & Out of Hours Service:
Outside surgery hours (6.30pm to 8.00am and weekends) there is an Out of Hours Service for urgent problems that cannot wait until the next day. If you telephone NHS 111 calls are free from mobiles and landlines and you will automatically be put through to an adviser.

Dependent on circumstances you may be given telephone advice, offered an appointment at the out-of-hours centre (Stafford Primary Care Centre), visited or have an ambulance booked if appropriate.

If you are asked to attend the out-of-hours centre it is located in the Accident & Emergency Department at Staffordshire General Hospital.

In the event of severe chest pain, breathlessness, collapse or heavy bleeding it is often best not to delay but dial ‘999’ for an ambulance. It is also best to go to casualty in cases of poisoning (including overdose) or accidents