Choose the right healthcare options

Posted: July 6, 2016

How to get the best and quickest care

At times our Emergency Department can become very busy, so if you need urgent healthcare, but your condition is not critical, you might be seen sooner at one of the many other healthcare services available throughout Swindon and Wiltshire. 

Trowbridge Minor Injures Unit

Open 24/7, seven days a week.
For minor injuries which are not life threatening and urgent care such as sprains and strains, broken bones and minor burns.

Contact 01225 711329.

Chippenham Minor Injuries Unit

Open every day, 7.00am-1.00am.
For minor injuries which are not life threatening and urgent care such as sprains and strains, broken bones and minor burns.

Contact 01249 456403.

SEQOL Urgent Care Centre

The Urgent Care Centre, located on the Great Western Hospital site, is open 24/7 and is the place to go if you need medical assistance and have been unable to get an urgent GP appointment.

Contact 01793 646466.

SEQOL Children's Clinic

The clinic, which runs from Monday to Friday, 8.00am-8.00pm, for youngsters, toddlers and infants suffering from common colds, aches or pains but not life-threatening conditions, that are unable to get an appointment with their own GP.

Contact: 01793 646466 to speak to a specialist nurse who will make an appointment time with you at either Moredon Medical Centre or Swindon Health Centre, Carfax Street.

Walk-in centre, Carfax Street, Swindon

The Walk-in Centre is in Swindon town centre; it's open to everyone and no appointment is necessary.

Please see the Carfax NHS Medical Centre website > The Walk-in service (www.carfaxhealthcare.co.uk/walkInServices.php) for opening times and full details.

Pharmacist

Your local pharmacist is also a great alternative when you want quick help for a minor condition, such as flu, aches, pains, upset stomachs and skin conditions. Most are open late and can even offer you private consultations.

Out of Hours GP Service

Make sure you are registered with a local GP. The out-of-hours GP (01793 646466) can offer advice over the phone, as well as arranging home visits.

NHS 111

NHS 111 is available for medical advice over the phone

The Emergency Department

The Emergency Department is for very serious or life-threatening injuries and illnesses 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.

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