When We Are Closed

If you feel medical attention is essential when the surgery is closed, call the surgery on 01942 481423 and a recorded message will give you the contact number for the “Out of Hours” GP Service. Please remember that this number should only be called when it is considered urgent.

NHS 111 offers medical telphone advice 24hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact them on 111 or. Additionally the NHS Direct Self-Help Guide “Not feeling Well?” is available at the back of all Thompson Local telephone directories issued after April 2004.

Pharmacists are also qualified to give free health and medication advice.

The nearest Walk-in Centres are situated at:

 Leigh Infirmary, The Avenue, Leigh, WN7 1HS (Tel 01942 264 000)

 Skelmersdale, 116-118 The Concourse, Skelmersdale, WN6 6LI (Tel 01695 554 260)

The nearest Accident and Emergency Department is:

Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan Lane, Wigan WN1 2NN (Tel 01942 244 000)

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.