If you have a non-life-threatening illness or injury, you can get help from a walk-in centre, rather than going to an A&E department. This will allow A&E staff to concentrate on people with serious,
life-threatening conditions and will save you a potentially long wait.
Walk-in centres are run by experienced clinicians to treat minor illnesses and injuries, such as:
- infections and rashes
- blood pressure checks
- fractures and lacerations
- stomach aches
- vomiting and diarrhoea
- hay fever
- insect and animal bites
- stitches (sutures)
- dressing care
- minor cuts and bruises
- minor burns and strains
Walk-in centres run on a first come, first served basis and you do not need an appointment to access the service.
When should you use the service?
- If you need treatment for a non-life-threatening illness or injury