There are lots of services available to help you.
Dial 999 only in medical emergencies such as severe chest pain, convulsions, breathlessness and weakness on one side of the body.
Do you keep a spare inhaler or other medications? Ask your chemist, doctor or nurse about extra medications to start yourself if you are ill.
Do you need help at home or an emergency link button? Ring Social Services (Care central) 01322 356363
Appointments, home visits and telephone advice from a Doctor:
Mondays to Fridays
We have a walk in clinic for patients who fell unwell and need to see someone that day between 10 and 11am. The clinic is covered by both GP’s and Nurse Practitioners. This service is only for Woodlands Surgery patients.
Advance booked appointments also available.
Telephone: 020 8300 1680
For advice and access to appointments with a GP when your own doctor’s surgery is closed weekends and nights you can call the NHS 111 service free.
District Nurses are for wound, catheter, stoma and continence problems and on going care:
020 8320 3550
After 6pm, Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays
Calls will be automatically redirected.
This is a 24 hour nurse-led walk-in service for minor injuries.
Queen Elizabeth, Woolwich. Princess Royal, Farnborough and Darent Valley Hospital are all nearby casualty departments close to Woodlands Primary Care.
THINK: Is this an accident or a true emergency? If you are unsure ring the GP surgery or 111 for advice.