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Generally, you should visit A&E or call 999 for life-threatening emergencies, such as:

  • loss of consciousness
  • acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • persistent, severe chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that cannot be stopped

If an ambulance is needed, call 999, the emergency phone number in the UK. You can also dial 112, which is the ambulance number throughout the European Union.

Major A&E departments offer access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, although not all hospitals have an A&E department. At A&E a doctor or nurse will assess your condition and decide on further action.

If it is not an immediate emergency, call NHS 111. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can provide medical advice and advise you on the best local service to offer the care you need.

Less severe injuries can be treated in minor injuries units (MIUs) and NHS walk-in centres (WICs), which can treat patients without an appointment.

For illnesses that are not life-threatening you should first contact your GP surgery. Outside of normal surgery hours you can still phone your GP, but you will usually be directed to an out-of-hours service. The out-of-hours period is from 6.30pm to 8am on weekdays, and all day at weekends and on bank holidays. During out-of-hours periods you can also call NHS 111.

Useful Contact Numbers:

The Urgent Care Centre

Situated on the first floor of the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre at New Cross Hospital.
The service is GP-led.

Address
New Cross Hospital
Wolverhampton Road
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV10 0QP

Travel to New Cross Hospital 

Opening times: 24 hours a day

Find out more about the Urgent Care Centre (opens in a new window)

 

The Walk-in Centre

This is based at the Phoenix Health Centre. It is a nurse led service, therefore we do not have doctors on site. We offer on the spot treatment and advice for minor injuries, minor illnesses and ailments.

Address
Phoenix Health Centre
Parkfields Road
Wolverhampton
WV4 6ED

Telephone 01902 444677

Opening Times

  • Monday – Friday: 10.00 am – 7.00 pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
  • This service is available 365 days a year

Find out more about the Phoenix Walk-in Centre

 

Minor Injury Unit at Cannock Chase Hospital

The MIU offers treatment and advice on minor health problems, minor illnesses, ailments and minor injuries. Patients can be treated on the spot, without an appointment.

Address
Level One
Cannock Chase Hospital Brunswick Road
Cannock
WS11 5XY

Telephone Switchboard 01902 307999

Opening Times

  • 10.30am to 6.30pm Seven days a week

Find out more about the Minor Injury Unit (MIU) at Cannock Chase Hospital
Emergency Dental Surgerys:

Wednesfield Dental Surgery:

Address
74 Lichfield Road
Wednesfield
WV11 1TP

Telephone 01902 731734

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 3pm.

Blue Cross Dental Practice in Bilston:

Address
96 Church Street
Bilston
WV14 0AX.

Telephone 01902 408216.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
  • Saturday 9am to 3pm

 

Penn Hospital – Crisis and Home Treatment Team:

Penn Hospital,
Penn Road
Wolverhampton
WV4 5HN.

Telephone: 01902 444 141.

The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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