November 22, 2022
King Street Walk In Centre here to support people
People in Wakefield District are being reminded that the King Street Walk In Centre continues to be available to help diagnose and treat urgent, non-life-threatening illnesses and minor injuries, in the heart of Wakefield city centre.
You can walk into the King Street Walk In Centre in Wakefield any day between 10am and 10pm, including bank holidays, and the service is open for anyone over the age of six months.
Faisal Haque, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Local Care Direct said:
“Our clinicians are available for people who need same day care. We can see a range of conditions and symptoms, from fevers and infections, to aches and pains. Please come and see us if you need us.”
The Walk in Centre is one of several important healthcare services available locally, depending on the level of support you need including:
- Community pharmacies – pharmacists are trained healthcare professionals who can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses.
- GP practices – to contact your surgery go online or call to get support from a member of the practice’s specialist team. Even when your own practice is closed, support is available via GP Care Wakefield which operates at the following times:
- Monday to Friday between 5pm – 9.30pm
- Saturdays 9am – 5pm
- Sundays 9am – 3pm
Simply ring your usual practice number and you will be redirected to a friendly care navigator. Explain your symptoms as clearly as you can so the care navigator can assess your issue and arrange a telephone consultation or appointment locally, if needed.
- NHS 111 online – 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 and over only) or call 111. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Pontefract Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) – is also available and open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To book an appointment, please ring NHS 111.
- If you’re a parent or carer you can find local online information and advice to help keep your family safe and healthy this winter on the West Yorkshire Healthier Together website wyhealthiertogether.nhs.uk .
You should only call 999 or go to an Emergency Department (A&E) in serious or life-threatening situations.
Find out more about choosing the right service on the Together We Can website: www.togetherwe-can.com.