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Emergencies

Contact surgery during the opening hours: 0191 5689510. Emergency appointments are usually available to be booked at 8:00am and 12 noon each day. Please only request an Emergency appointment if your problem is a genuine emergency.

Recognising if your child is seriously ill

When surgery is closed, telephone 111.

If it is a medical emergency (heart attack, stroke, severe shortness of breath at rest or loss of consciousness) telephone 999.

When to call 111

You should call 111 when:

  • You think you need to go to A&E or to another NHS urgent care service
  • Your GP surgery is closed and you need healthcare advice
  • You don’t know who to call for medical help.

When to call 999

Call 999 for life threatening emergencies such as:

  • Major accident or trauma
  • Severe breathlessness
  • Severe bleeding
  • Loss of consciousness
  • If you think you are having a heart attack.
  • If you think you are having a stroke.