Between 18:00 – 08:00 Monday to Friday, and from 18:00 on Friday to 08.00 on Monday, the surgery is closed. If you telephone the normal number during these times you will hear a recorded message giving you instructions to contact NHS 111.
NHS 111 will re-direct you to the most appropriate service to deal with your problem.
The following local facilities are also available:
Sunderland Urgent Treatment Centre
Sunderland’s Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC), is now located at Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Rd, Sunderland SR4 7TP, next to the Adult Emergency Department. The UTC provides care for minor injuries and illnesses that require urgent treatment, but are not life-threatening. It is open from 8am to midnight, seven days a week, including bank holidays. Patients are advised to book an appointment via NHS 111 or through a GP referral, however patients can just ‘walk in.’
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.