Local healthcare options in Swindon

Posted: March 7, 2016

Find the one that's right for you

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.

The Urgent Care Centre, located next to the West Entrance at GWH, 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.

Swindon Health Centre in Carfax Street is open daily between 8am and 8pm and can help to treat people suffering from minor injuries and illnesses, such as sprains, strains, ear care, eye care as well as urine and chest infections. 

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. 

The out-of-hours GP (01793 646466) can offer advice over the phone, as well as arranging home visits. 

Choosing the one that's right 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 8pm
  • 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

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

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