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NHS 111

NHS 111 is a free phone service which is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

It offers a one-stop number for patients with urgent, but not life-threatening symptoms who want a fast and easy way to get help when they need it. More . . .

Out of hours general practice

If needed you can see a GP any time of day or night 365 days a year. This service is accessed through NHS 111 so you just need to dial 111 to arrange this.

Urgent care centre

If you have an urgent but non-life-threatening illness or condition please attend an urgent care centre. The urgent care centres listed below are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

  • Urgent Care Centre, Bunny Hill Primary Care Centre
    Hylton Lane
    Sunderland
    Tyne and Wear
    SR5 4BW
  • Urgent Care Centre, South Tyneside District Hospital
    Harton Lane
    South Shields
    Tyne and Wear
    NE34 0PL

When to go to A&E or dial 999

Whatever the day or time, if you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood, loss of consciousness 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.

Dial 999 or go immediately to your nearest A&E department:

  • South Tyneside District Hospital
    Harton Lane
    South Shields
    Tyne and Wear
    NE34 0PL
  • Sunderland Royal Hospital
    Kayll Road
    Sunderland
    Tyne and Wear
    SR4 7TP
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    Queen Elizabeth Avenue
    Gateshead
    Tyne and Wear
    NE9 6SX

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