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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.

TO OUR PATIENTS: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Wearside Medical Practice informs you that all appointments are being telephone triaged by clinicians first. Only patients that have been requested to attend by a clinician should come into the practice for a face to face appointment until further notice.

All patients, who will be offered a face to face appointment, are required to wear their own mask or any face covering when attending. Please click here to watch two short videos.

If you need to contact us, order medication or have any queries, please call the practice on 0191-5689 510 for more information.

Clinically vulnerable people are being asked to stay at home by the government.

If you are worried about Coronavirus, then please use the NHS 111 online service for advice and help. If you cannot access the internet and need to speak with NHS Coronavirus testing service, dial 119 from any phone.

Install NHS Test and Trace App on your telephone to help fight the virus. 

For more information please visit the government website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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