We’ve all been there; pondering whether a trip to A&E is the right
place to go – wondering if there’s a quicker way to get advice or treatment? What
other options are there in and around Rotherham?
Here’s a guide:
- Well stocked medicine cabinets at home can treat many common ailments
and illnesses including minor cuts, sprains and grazes, cold and flu, a sore
throat, stomach upset, head ache and more.
- Pharmacists can provide you with help and advice on a range of common
conditions and minor injuries. Many are open late, also on weekends and Bank
Holidays and most now have a private consultation area to discuss your issues
and concerns in private.
- GP appointments for injuries or illnesses that aren’t getting better;
such as a persistent cough, ear ache and stomach pains etc.
- Extended GP access at evenings and weekends - appointments are available at a number
of GP practices which are bookable during the week via your own GP.
- Physiotherapy appointments - now available directly via your own GP;
just ask your GP Practice
- NHS 111; call 111 or visit www.111.nhs.uk if you're not sure
what to do or the best service for you. The 24 hour service provides
confidential health advice and if required, advisors are able to arrange
out-of-hours appointments with a GP, which in Rotherham are usually at an
allocated time in the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre in Rotherham Hospital.
- Mental health problems are experienced by approximately one in four
adults and one in ten children every year and there is always someone to talk
to. If you need urgent help please call the crisis service on 01709 361717 or
Samaritans on 01709 361717 (116 123 for 24 hour support).
- Minor Injuries Units in Mexborough and Sheffield can provide care for
less serious injuries, sprains, cuts, minor burns, bites etc. They can even
arrange X-Rays for possible broken bones – usually much more quickly than
A&E, no appointment necessary.
- Mexborough (Montagu Hospital), 9am-9pm, 7 days a week for anyone aged 1 and over. Telephone: 01709 649157)
- Sheffield (Royal Hallamshire Hospital), 8am-8pm, 7 days a week for over 16s. Telephone: 0114 271 2071.
- Our Urgent and Emergency Care Centre at Rotherham Hospital for urgent
care such as broken bones, severe burns and scalds, a serious wound etc.
999 in the case of an emergency, such as choking, chest pain and severe
For much more information and guidance on health, medicines and NHS
services near to you, visit www.nhs.uk