Forton Medical Centre Whites Place, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3JP Tel: 023 9258 3333 Fax: 023 9260 1107
Emergency Care Outside Surgery Hours
If you require urgent medical attention when the surgery is closed please telephone 111 (See Urgent Medical Problems below)
Please note that this number is for the out-of-hours emergency service only and should not be used within surgery hours.
There is a Minor Injuries Unit at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital
Please Click Here for information on the services provided by Gosport War Memorial Minor Injuries Unit.
If an extreme emergency arises, dial 999 to request an ambulance.
If you have an urgent medical situation outside the Surgery times, please ring NHS 111 Service.
Medical help fast but NOT a 999 emergency
NHS 111 is new phone number making it easier for people to receive the right healthcare from the right person, in the right place, at the right time. NHS 111 will be live nationally by the end of 2013.
Dialling 111 will get you through to a team of fully qualified advisers. They will then ask questions to assess the symptoms and give you the healthcare advice you need or direct you to the right local service. This could be at A&E, a minor injuries and illness unit, an out of hours doctor, a district nurse or an emergency dentist – or it may be something as simple as a 24 hour chemist.
Where possible the NHS 111 team will book you an appointment or transfer you directly to the people you need to speak to. If they think you need an ambulance, they will send one immediately – just as if you had originally dialled 999.
The 111 number is available 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Calls from landlines and mobiles are free.
Once the service is introduced, there will only be three numbers to call for NHS healthcare and advice; 999 for life-threatening emergencies, 111 for non-emergency advice, and your GP’s surgery.
You should dial 111 if:
For less urgent health needs, you should contact your GP in the usual way.
To download NHS 111 information in a different language please visit NHS Choices
NHS111 is available via textphone so that people with communication difficulties or impaired hearing are able use the NHS 111 service.
To use the typetalk service:
Our nearest emergency department is QA Hospital. Emergency services are very busy and you should only attend the Emergency Department if you are badly hurt or if you become seriously ill (life threatening).
Make sure the Emergency Department is available if you or your loved ones need it by NOT choosing this service unless you really need to.
For alternative treatment choices to the Emergency Department local CCG's have produced a guide to urgent care services called 'What to know...when to go' ..... please click on links below
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