Out of Hours
At weekends and every evening after 18:30 the Wirral GP Out of Hours Service covers your medical needs. This is the NHS 111 number.
There are also the walk-in centres. They provide assessment, treatment and advice for minor injuries and illnesses including:
- Infection and rashes
- Emergency contraception and advice
- Burns and strains
- Blood pressure checks
- Coughs, colds and flu-like symptoms
- Sore throats and earache
- Hayfever, bites and stings
- Minor cuts and wounds – wound care and dressings
- Skin complaints – rashes, sunburn, headlice
- Smoking cessation support
- Stomach ache, indigestion, constipation, vomiting and diarrhoea
- Women’s health problems, e.g. thrush, menstrual advice
- Men’s health problems
- Muscle and joint injuries – strains and sprains*
*These services are only available at Victoria Central Walk-in Centre and the Minor Injuries Unit.
For more information about the walk-in centres visit http://www.wirralct.nhs.uk/walk-in-centres
On no account should you attend the Accident & Emergency Department unless you experience a serious accident or an emergency situation. The use of this department for minor conditions is an inappropriate use of NHS funds.
Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and/or shortness of breath constitute an emergency