Please look out for elderly friends, relatives and neighbours

Posted: January 9, 2015

Your local healthcare services

Please look out for elderly friends, relatives and neighbours and encourage them to seek help early on.

There's a wide range of local healthcare services available. The below information should help you choose the best option for you.

  • Your local pharmacist can offer advice on minor illnesses, medicines and long term conditions and will tell you if you need to visit another healthcare service such as your GP
  • NHS 111 is also available for medical advice over the phone
  • Make sure you are registered with your local GP surgery
  • For minor injuries and illnesses Swindon Health Centre on Carfax Street is open from early until 7.00pm weekdays and 8.00pm weekends
  • For more urgent issues SEQOL's Urgent Care Centre on the GWH site is open 24/7
  • The Emergency Department is for critical or life-threatening situations where immediate medical attention is needed, such as breathing difficulties or chest pain, sudden severe pain or heavy loss of blood, for example
  • In a medical emergency call 999 immediately and ask for the ambulance service.

Early advice is the best advice

 

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