December 22, 2022
Choose the right healthcare for you this festive season
A range of health services will be available to patients in Wakefield District this festive season to ensure they get the most appropriate care for their needs.
GP practices will be closed over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays, but support for urgent same day health requirements will still be accessible through the GP Care Wakefield service, which will be operating between 9am and 3pm. Just ring your usual practice number and you will be redirected to a trained clinician who can assess your issue and arrange a telephone consultation or appointment locally, if needed.
You should only call 999 or go to an Emergency Department if you have a life-threatening illness or injury. For less serious conditions, there are a range of options available to you in Wakefield District.
Pontefract Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for minor illnesses and injuries. It’s led by a team of GPs, advanced nurse practitioners and emergency nurse practitioners. To book an appointment, please ring NHS 111.
King Street Walk in Centre in Wakefield is open 7 days a week, between 10am and 10pm, to help diagnose and treat urgent, non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Ring the service on 01924 882350 to speak to a clinician.
If you need health advice quickly, but it’s not an emergency, you can speak to a pharmacist. They are the highly-trained health professional on the high street and offer a range of services. Some community pharmacies will be open over the bank holiday weekend: www.togetherwe-can.com/find-a-pharmacy.
If you’re feeling unwell and are unsure of where to turn, think 111. NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. To get help from NHS 111, you can go to 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 and over only) or call 111 (available for children under 5 years old). NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
By choosing the right service you can make sure you and those around you get the most appropriate care, in the best place, as quickly as possible. Find out more on the Together We Can website.