FEATURE: Where can you go instead of A&E?

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Here are a few of the places across Lincolnshire you can go if you feel unwell, or suffer minor injuries, both locally or further afield, which may not necessarily need the accident and emergency department.

lGeneral Practitioner – your GP may be able to deal with you over the phone or by an appointment.

lNHS 111 – a service which makes it easier to access NHS services. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year and is free. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it is not a 999 emergency.

Both the above have access to the GP Out of Hours service.

lYour local pharmacist can also provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and complaints.

Minor Injury Units

lJohnson Community Hospital, Spalding Road, tel: 01775 652000. Open 8am-6pm, seven days a week

lJohn Coupland Hospital, Ropery Road, Gainsborough, tel: 01427 816502. Open 8am-8pm, seven days a week

lStamford Hospital, Ryhall Road, tel: 01780 764151. Open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

lSleaford Medical Group, Boston Road, tel: 01529 419100. Open 8am-8pm, seven days a week (closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Sunday)

Urgent Care Centres

lSkegness Hospital, on Dorothy Avenue, tel: 01754 613504.

lCounty Hospital, High Holme Road, Louth, tel: 01507 600100 ext 1223.

Both the above are open 24 hours, seven days a week (including Christmas Day and Bank Holidays)

Walk-In Centres

l Lincoln Walk-In Centre, on Monks Road, tel: 01522 528153. The centre is open from 8am-8pm, seven days a week (except for Christmas Day and Easter Sunday).