When We Are Closed
NHS 111 is a new telephone service for people in Yorkshire to call if they need medical help fast but are not in a life-threatening situation.
The easy to remember, free to call number is being introduced across England to help reduce the pressure on A&E departments and the 999 service. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a week, the service is available for people who aren’t sure if they need to go to A&E, don’t have a GP to call or generally need reassurance and advice.
On dialling NHS 111 a team of fully trained advisers and experienced nurses will assess your condition and direct you to the local service that can help you best, when you need it.
There are now only three numbers to know; 999 for life-threatening emergencies, your GP surgery and 111.
For more information on NHS 111 visit nhs.uk/111
Your Local Pharmacist
Your local pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice at any time; you don't need an appointment.
Wakefield NHSWalk-in Centre
King Street Health Centre
47 King Street
Tel: 0845 121 1023
You can see an experienced nurse for treatment of minor injuries and illnesses, seven days a week, 8am until 8pm at the Centre.
Accident and Emergency / 999
Whatever the day or time, if you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, go to your nearest accident and emergency department or call 999. Accident and emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can assess serious injuries and provide emergency treatment.
Evening and weekend GP appointments
GP practices across Wakefield are now offering weekend and evening appointments.
The new GP Care Wakefield scheme enables patients across the district to have access to GP support after normal practice hours.
This enables patients to have access to medical advice and , if required, access to a Wakefield GP appointment, through their normal GP practice telephone number between:
- 18:00 and 22:00hrs Monday to Friday
- 09:00 to 15:00hrs Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
Patients who use the service will be provided with medical advice from a dedicated nursing team, who can then refer them to a GP appointment that day, if required, at Pontefract Hospital or Trinity medical Centre in Wakefield