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Where to get the right care...

29 Aug 2019 13:47:36

We've all been there; pondering whether a trip to A&E is the right place to go. What other advice or treatment options are there in and around Rotherham? Here's a guide:

Well stocked medicine cabinets
at home can treat many common ailments 

Pharmacists can provide you  with  help and advice on a range of common conditions and minor injuries. Many are open late, also on weekends and Bank Holidays and most now have a private consultation area to discuss your issues and concerns in private.

GP appointments for injuries or illnesses that aren’t getting better; such as a persistent cough, ear ache and stomach pains etc.

GP Hubs at evenings and weekend - appointments are available at a number of GP  practices  which  are  bookable  by calling your own GP. The GP Hubs take place at the following locations;

Dinnington Group Practice
Monday: 6:30pm to 8pm
Saturdays: 8am to 12pm

Broom Lane Surgery
Monday to Friday: 6.30pm to 8:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 8am to 12pm

Magna – Kilnhurst Branch
Mon & Weds: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Magna – Valley Health Centre (Dalton)
Saturdays: 8am to 12pm

Physiotherapy appointments - now available directly via your own GP; just ask your GP Practice.

Minor Injuries Units in Mexborough and Sheffield can provide care for less serious injuries, sprains, cuts, minor burns, bites etc. They can even arrange X-Rays for possible broken bones – usually much more quickly than A&E, no appointment necessary. Visit either;

Montagu   Hospital
9am – 9pm, 7 days a week except Christmas Day
Anyone aged 1 and over
Tel: 01709 649157

Royal Hallamshire Hospital
8am – 8pm, 7 days a week
Over 16’s only
Tel: 01142 712071

NHS 111; call 111 or visit www.111.nhs.uk if you’re not sure what to do or the best service for you. The 24 hour service provides confidential health advice and if required, advisors are able to arrange out- of-hours appointments with a GP, which in Rotherham are usually at an allocated time in the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre in Rotherham Hospital.

Mental health problems are experienced by approximately one in four adults and one in ten children every year and there is always someone to talk to. If you need urgent help please call the crisis service on 01709 361717 or Samaritans on 01709 361717 (116 123 for 24 hour support).

Our Urgent and Emergency Care Centre at Rotherham Hospital for urgent care such as broken bones, severe burns and scalds, a serious wound etc.

999 in the case of an emergency, such as choking, chest pain and severe bleeding.

For much more information and guidance on health, medicines and NHS services near to you, visit www.nhs.uk

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