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.
The current Urgent Care Centres in Louth and Skegness will become Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) as part of new national plans. The Urgent Treatment Centre at County Hospital, Louth will operate as an Urgent Treatment Centre from Monday, 14 October and the centre at Skegness Hospital will operate as an Urgent Treatment Centre from Tuesday, 15 October.
These sites will offer bookable appointments via NHS111, the public is encouraged to call NHS111 first and an appointment can be booked at a UTC, if appropriate to the patient’s needs. NHS111 is available 24/7 and offers support and guidance, enabling patients to access the right services, at the right time.
Two events are being held for the public if they would like to talk about Urgent Treatment Centres. These are on Tuesday, 29 October at The Thoresby Suite at County Hospital, High Holme Road, Louth, LN11 0EU and Wednesday, 30 October at The Storehouse, North Parade, Skegness, PE25 1BY, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm on both days. To book a place please click the links: Louth event | Skegness event
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.
Clinical Assessment Service