Can't wait to see your GP but don't need A&E?


Posted on Friday 10 October 2014
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Guy's Hospital

If you can’t wait to see your GP but don’t need A&E then the Urgent Care Centre at Guy’s Hospital can help.

This walk-in service is not an A&E department but treats a range of minor injuries and illnesses, including broken bones, burns, bites, sprains, infections and wounds.

James Hill, a head of nursing at Guy’s and St Thomas’, says: “We want local people to be aware that there is no A&E department at Guy’s but that the Urgent Care Centre may be able to help them get the treatment they need.

“The service is not a replacement for your own GP, but can help if you cannot wait for an appointment.

“As well as letting local people know when it is appropriate to use the Urgent Care Centre, we also want to make it clear that there is no A&E at Guy’s. If someone needs treatment for an accident or emergency, they then need to go to their nearest A&E department, for example at St Thomas’ Hospital.”

The Urgent Care Centre at Guy’s is open from 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and is located on the Ground Floor, Tabard Annex of the hospital.

The centre does not provide treatment for sexual health, dental pain or emergencies or repeat dressings and prescriptions.

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