ALL EMERGENCIES – ANYTIME - DIAL 999
If the situation you are facing is serious or life-threatening (severe pain, blood loss, unconsciousness etc)
Dial 9 9 9 – WITHOUT DELAY
When the premises are closed at night, weekends and Public Holidays, telephone 1 1 1
The answer phone will give this number at nights and weekends.
Contractors commissioned by the Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group provide the out of hours service.
It is always preferable to be seen in the health centre where the staff and equipment are available to meet your needs. Patients with raised temperatures and common infections can be brought with safety to the health centre and if necessary kept apart from others.
For those unable to leave their beds or homes because of illness visits can be requested.
Requests for home visits should be made before 10.00am to allow the most urgent cases to receive priority. Where there is doubt about the need for a home visit a doctor or nurse will discuss the situation with you by telephone.