IN AN EXTREME EMERGENCY,
i.e, chest pains, acute asthma or collapse - CALL 999
AFTER SURGERY HOURS
If you need a doctor, telephone your usual main surgery, where you will be
automatically diverted to Harmoni, who provide out of hours cover
for our patients.
The Great Yarmouth and Waveney Primary Care Trust is responsible for out of hours cover in our
area. Your call will automatically be diverted to Harmoni.
A trained receptionist will take details of your problem and arrange for a local
doctor or nurse practitioner to give telephone advice, to see you at one of the
medical bases or arrange to visit you at home if appropriate.
MINOR INJURY UNITS
Your Local Alternative to A&E
There are three Minor Injury Units (MIU) in the area:
- Beccles MIU at Beccles Hospital, St Mary's Road, is open 8am to
10 pm, seven days a week.
- Patrick Stead MIU at Patrick Stead Hospital, Bungay Road,
Halesworth is open 8am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday
- Southwold MIU at Southwold surgery, York Road, (not at Southwold
Hospital) is open 8.30am to 6pm.
The units are all staffed by experienced health care professionals who can
help with a range of conditions, such as wounds requiring stitches, burns,
scalds, sprains, advice on possible broken bones, splinters, items stuck in
eyes/noses, minor head injuries and nosebleeds. You do not require an
appointment and the average waiting time may be only around 20 minutes. The units
are open to anyone.
When the unit is closed patients are advised to phone their local GP surgery
for advice on out of hours