urgent health care Northumberland

Where to get urgent healthcare Northumberland

Where to get urgent healthcare if you live in Northumberland

Accident and Emergency departments in our area are already seeing large increases in the number of visitors as we head into winter. Unless the issue is potentially life-threatening, consider using one of the Urgent Care Centres or Minor Injuries Units in the region. Here you can be treated for things such as cuts, strains and bites and children’s minor ailments. Remember that pharmacists can give advice and some medications without an appointment. If you’re unsure of where to go, NHS 111 can point you in the right direction.

Opening times

Urgent Care Centres

  • Wansbeck General Hospital (Ashington): 8.00am-10.00pm
  • Hexham General Hospital: 8.00am-10.00pm
  • North Tyneside General Hospital: 8.00am-12 midnight

Minor Injuries Units

  • Alnwick Infirmary: 7.45am to 8.30pm
  • Berwick Infirmary: 24 hours

For advice on and support with children and young people’s health, visit the Healthier Together website. You can find lots of information about NHS and community services on our Find Services webpage.

Hexham General Hospital

Hexham Hospital Urgent Care Centre to remain closed overnight

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust announces extended overnight closure of urgent care centre at Hexham General Hospital. Hexham General Hospital’s urgent care centre will remain closed overnight between 22:00 and 08:00 for an indeterminate period following an initial suspension for at least four weeks from 18th July.
The full report can be read here.
Please get in touch if you would like to give us your views on these arrangements.
If anyone requires assistance between 22:00 and 08:00 please seek help either through NHS 111 or – in an emergency – 999.