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Do you really need our Emergency Department?

Our Emergency Department is open between 8am and 10pm. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our hospital Emergency Dept or phoning 999  will be there for emergencies like:

Chest pain, serious or prolonged abdominal pain,  broken bones, cuts that are continually bleeding, shortness of breath, dehydration, or feel you are experiencing unusual, prolonged or serious symptoms you think could be life threatening.

 

Our Emergency Department is for serious illness and injuries and is a very busy place. 

Every day, we see many, many people attend our Emergency Department. But where people only have minor ailments, there may have been a quicker and more appropriate place to get healthcare advice and treatment - leaving our emergency doctors free to see more seriously ill patients.

See below for where else to get treatment or advice in the local area. 

 

Please note we no longer have a GP service or Walk in Centre in the Emergency Dept.

 

 

 

Where to go for pharmacy, minor injuries and other health services

For full details of health services in Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset that you can use to avoid coming to our Emergency Department please click here

 

Advice for holiday makers and tourists

If you are a tourist in Weston and North Somerset we realise it is more difficult for you as you are away from your GP. However please do not use our Emergency Department as a GP service as it keeps us from dealing with more serious patients.You can get treatment in other places.

Thinking about where to go for help and treatment:

Local pharmacies - they can help with:

Minor pain, indigenstion, minor or normal back pain, insect bites, minor lumps and bumps, sunburn, general bruising, small sprains, headaches from the sun, anxiety, small cuts that aren't bleeding continuously, feeling under the weather but not seriously ill.

Find your local pharmacy in Weston and North Somerset here

Phone the NHS on 111

Free medical advice by phoning the NHS on 111 - use this service if you're not sure how urgent or serious your illness is. They will be able to ask you questions and advise you if you need urgent care.

Minor injuries or Walk-in Centre

Call in at your local minor injuries unit or Walk-in Centre. This service is for minor injuries and illnesses, such as cuts and grazes, minor burns, bites and stings, sprains and strains. There is no walk in centre at Weston hospital but you can find your nearest one on NHS Choices HERE

 

Clevedon - Minor Injuries Unit

Clevedon Community Hospital,Old Street, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 6BS

Telephone: 01275 546852

Open 7 days a week, 8am to 9pm

Opening hours for X-ray: 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.30pm week days only

More details about Clevedon Minor Injuries Unit

South Bristol - Urgent Care centre

South Bristol NHS Community Hospital

Hengrove Promenade, Hengrove, Whitchurch Lane Bristol BS14 0DE

Sat nav postcode: BS14 0DB

Telephone: 0117 342 9692

Open 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm

Also for minor illnesses and injuries, day surgeries and rehabilitation services.

X-rays are available for patients over two years old.

More details about the South Bristol Urgent Care Centre

Bridgwater Minor Injuries Unit at Bridgwater Community Hospital

Bower Lane, Bridgwater , TA6 4GU

Telephone 01278 436555

Open seven days a week 07.00 – 11.00pm (last patient admitted at 22.30)

More details about Bridgwater Minor Injuries Unit