If you require urgent medical care or advice outside normal opening hours, visit NHS 111 online, or call NHS111.
If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, NHS111 can be contacted by using Signvideo which allows patients to access NHS111 via a BSL interpreter. This is a free service and can be accessed 24/7.
In the event of a medical emergency (e.g. sudden severe chest pain, breathlessness, collapse, loss of consciousness, heavy bleeding) you should dial 999 and ask for an ambulance, or go straight to your nearest emergency department.
There is a 24 hour Accident and Emergency unit at Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Tonbridge Road, Pembury TN2 4QJ
Minor Injuries Units
The Minor Injuries Units located in East Sussex are open 8.00am to 8.00pm every day. They can be a more appropriate alternative to attending an Emergency Department (A&E) if you have a less serious condition that needs urgent attention, including broken bones, minor burns and scalds, insect and animal bites and wound infections.
The Minor Injury Units in East Sussex are:
Crowborough Minor Injuries Unit
Crowborough War Memorial Hospital
Crowborough, TN6 1HB
Tel: 01892 603602
Uckfield Minor Injuries Unit
Uckfield Community Hospital
Framfield Road Uckfield, TN22 5AW
Tel: 01825 745030
East Grinstead Minor Injuries Unit
Queen Victoria Hospital
Holtye Road East Grinstead, RH19 3DZ
Tel: 01342 414000
Pharmacists are experts in medicines who can help you with minor health concerns.
As qualified healthcare professionals, they can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains.
You don’t need an appointment and many pharmacies offer extended opening hours in the evenings and at weekends. Some are open until midnight or even later, even on public holidays.
To find a pharmacy near you, use the NHS website online pharmacy search.