WEEKEND & OUT OF HOURS SERVICES
If you need medical attention at weekends or out of hours, please ring 01737 642207. You will then be given the option to be transferred to the out of hours service NHS 111. Alternatively you may ring 111 directly yourself.
NHS 111 is a new telephone service for people in east Surrey to call if they need medical help fast but are not in a life-threatening situation.
The easy to remember number has been introduced to help people get the right help, at the right time, especially at weekends and out of hours.
NHS 111 is free to call from landlines and mobiles, and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The service is available for people who aren’t sure if they need to go to A&E, can’t see their GP or generally need reassurance and advice.
Your call to NHS 111 will be handled by team of fully trained advisers and experienced nurses and doctors who 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 you can download the information leaflet or easy read version .
If you require the leaflet in a different language go to the NHS Choices website
The A&E Department at East Surrey Hospital is for serious injury or accident or a sudden onset of a serious illness only.
There is also a Minor Injuries Unit at Caterham Dene Hospital.
The Minor Injuries Unit at Caterham Dene Hospital has now extended its opening hours. The MIU is now open 7 days a week, 9.00am – 8.00pm.
The MIU is for patients aged 18 years or over with minor injuries. This is a convenient alternative to A&E departments further afield.
Patients should not attend if they are suffering from:
- Abdominal pain
- Chest pain
- PR or PV bleed
Patients can call on 01883 837500 for further details.
Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.