Urgent Care Service in Sleaford
Sleaford Medical Group are providing an urgent care service at weekends and Bank Holidays.
In addition we will be extending our Minor Injuries Unit hours to 8.00pm Monday - Friday and 6pm on Saturdays, Sundays and BHs. The Urgent Care Unit is based at the Sleaford Medical Group Riverside Surgery (47 Boston Road, Sleaford, Tel. 01529 303301).
The Unit, run by a team of experienced nurses and GPs will be available seven days a week but will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Sunday. On arrival, patients will be assessed and the injury treated by a trained nurse or doctor as appropriate, however in some cases it may be necessary to refer patients on to further treatment at a hospital.
Links to the Urgent Care Service Poster and Leaflet
We are able to treat a range of conditions including the following, however this list is not exhaustive:
Minor cuts and grazes Chest infections
Minor cuts requiring stitches Skin infections
Acute sprains and strains Joint and Limb pain/stiffness
Acute sports injuries Animal and human bites
Removal of foreign bodies Genito-urinary infections, including STIs
Minor burns Abdominal pain without fever
Minor neck injury Insect stings
Whiplash Diarrhoea and vomiting
Foreign bodies in eyes Coughs (for less than four weeks)
Breathing related problems including (asthma, bronchitis and COPD)
However, we cannot provide care for serious injuries, major accidents, severe chest pains, serious breathing problems, severe pain of any description (ie likely appendicitis), road traffic accidents, anaphylactic reactions or collapse.
The service is available to patients whether or not they are registered with a GP, and can provide care for those not living in Sleaford or the surrounding area. The unit can care for patients attending with both minor illnesses and injuries and is a walk in service. The patients’ own GP will receive a summary of the care received following the consultation so their notes can be updated accordingly. Any patient who cannot be treated will be referred as appropriate.
Dr Vindi Bhandal, Chair South West Lincolnshire CCG said, “With ever-increasing pressure in A&E, we are encouraging patients to make use of the extended hours offered by the unit in Sleaford. By using the services offered at the practice, we can ensure patients receive the right care locally, first time.”