Grantham Urgent Treatment Centre

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Address: 
Grantham Hospital
101 Manthorpe Road
Grantham
NG31 8DG

Coronavirus statement

Do not go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital if you have symptoms associated with coronavirus. Instead you should stay at home for at least 7 days if you have either:

• a high temperature

And/or

• a new continuous cough.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms. 

We would like to thank you for your co-operation and support in helping us limit the spread of coronavirus.

About the Urgent Treatment Centre

The current Accident and Emergency Department at Grantham Hospital will temporarily become an Urgent Treatment Centre. The centre will treat minor illness and injuries in adults and children of all ages. The centre will be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and will be staffed multi-disciplinary team.

In addition to the current system, where patients can come along to the centre and be treated, we will also be offering the added convenience of bookable appointments via NHS111, we call this Talk Before You Walk. People with booked appointments will be given priority over walk in patients, unless there is a clinical priority.

By calling NHS111 in advance, you have the convenience of starting your treatment and we will be able to direct you to the most appropriate services for your need.

NHS111 is available 24/7 and offers support and guidance, enabling patients to access the right services at the right time.

Grantham Urgent Treatment Centre provides treatment for a wide range of minor injuries and urgent medical problems including:

Minor injuries

•           Sprains, strains, muscle or joint injuries

•           Suspected broken bones (fractures)

•           Minor head injuries – bumps, bruises and wounds

•           Cuts, grazes and wounds – needing sutures (stitches), steri-strips orwound glue

•           Back or neck pain

•           Minor burns and scalds

•           Eye problems – infections, scratches and items stuck in the eye

•           Removal of foreign bodies such as splinters, glass, or hearing aid tips

Minor illnesses

•           Minor infections – sore throats, earache, high temperatures and urine infections

•           Asthma and chest infections, coughs or bronchitis

•           Allergies – hayfever, hives and reactions to bites and stings

•           Nausea and vomiting

•           Diarrhoea and constipation

•           Skin rashes, shingles and chickenpox

•           Dental pain

•           Pregnancy related conditions

•           Conditions affecting young children, including those under the age of two

For more serious conditions including chest pain or breathing problems you should always dial 999 or visit your nearest Emergency Department.

The team at Grantham Urgent Treatment Centre has access to x-ray facilities. Some medication can be issued from stock whilst other medication will be issued on prescription. Prescription charges will apply unless exempt from payment. The Urgent Treatment Centre will not issue prescriptions for over-the-counter items.

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Talk Before You Walk

As we reopen our services, we want to make sure you can get the trusted help and advice you need in the simplest, safest and most convenient way.

We can offer you four different ways to get the medical services you require to keep you well.

Call, go online or use the NHS app

If you are ill or hurt and need help fast, but it is not a 999 emergency:

  • Call 111, open 24/7. Your call will be answered by a highly trained operator who will be able to diagnose your symptoms quickly and easily in the convenience and safety of your own home.
  • Go to 111.NHS.uk
  • Use the NHS app

The online services ask you a series of questions to help identify your symptoms and recommend safe and appropriate action to take.