Urgent Care Services

Urgent Care Centres

Formerly accident and emergency departments, Urgent Care Centres are open 24 hours a day, providing urgent assessment, diagnosis and treatment, provided by teams of emergency nurse practitioners and an associate specialist doctor during the day, and a GP at night (there is no doctor available at Skegness Hospital at night). Those patients who cannot be safely treated may be referred or transferred elsewhere as necessary.

Minor Injury Units

If you have had an injury in the Gainsborough or Spalding area and it is not an emergency, then why not use our minor injury unit. You will be seen and treated quicker and closer to home and it leaves A&E for more serious cases.

Minor injury units are for less serious injuries, such as sprains, cuts and grazes, broken bones, bites and stings. They are a modern and fast way to deliver high quality care to patients with minor injury and illness.

GP Out of Hours Services

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust offers urgent medical care outside of normal GP hours, during evenings, weekends and bank holidays. These services are accessed by calling 111 to access the NHS 111 services.

Clinical Assessment Service

In September 2016, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) led the development of the new Clinical Assessment Service (CAS), working in partnership with Derbyshire Health United and East Midlands Ambulance Services NHS Trust.

The service is a key element in providing a highly responsive and effective network of services in Lincolnshire for people with urgent but non-life threatening needs. These services are in or as close to people’s homes as possible, minimising disruption and inconvenience for patients and their families, while relieving pressure on A&E services.

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