At some point, most people will need to get help because of an accident or a medical emergency. If we do not have any availability we will forward you onto the following clinics/services. Planing ahead and understanding what your options are in an emergency will help you get the best care as quickly as possible.
THE OPTION SERVICE WILL BE CLOSING FROM 31ST MARCH 2016.
Knowsley Walk-in-Centres are located in Huyton, Kirkby and Halewood. The Walk-in-Centres are open 365 days a year and the opening hours for all the centres are as follows:
Monday - Saturday 8.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.
Sunday and Bank Holidays 10.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.
This is a nurse led service, staffed by experienced nurses, offering treatment and advice for minor illnesses and injuries including:
Cuts and Bruises, Diarrhea and Vomiting, Bites and Stings, Abdominal Pain, Burns and Scalds, Sore Throats, Sprains and Strains, Coughs, Colds, Flu like symptoms
The Walk-in-centres can be found at the following locations:
Huyton Walk-in-Centre, Nutgrove Villa, Westmorland Road, Huyton, Merseyside L36 6GA
0151 244 3150
Kirkby Walk-in-Centre, St Chads Clinic, St Chads Drive, Kirkby, Merseyside L32 8RE0151 244 3180 Halewood Walk-in-Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, Merseyside L26 9UH0151 244 3532St Helens Walk-in-Centre, Corporation Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1HJ01744 627400
The Winter Service
We have a winter service GP where you can see a GP in the area, you need to ring the surgery and if we have no available appointments we can transfer your call to the winter GP service where they will offer you an appointment in the area with a GP.
Your options in an emergency include:
- Calling 999 - Loss of consciouness, suspected stroke, lost a lot of blood, deep wound such as a stab wound, suspected ehart attack, difficulty in breathing, severe burns, or severe allergic reaction.
- Accident and Emergency (A & E) Department - Major A & E departments are usually open 24 hours, every day of the year. When you go to A&E a doctor or nurse will assess your condition and decide what action to take. You may have to wait a while before you are seen,. A&E departments aim to see, diagnose and treat 95% of people within 4 hours of their arrival. Do not attend unless it is absolutely necessary.
- Minor Injuries/Walk In Centres - Can treat, sprains & strains, broken bones, wound infections, minor burns or scalds, minor head injuries, insect and animal bites, minor eye injuries, injuries to back, shoulders and chest. Cannot treat, children under the age of 3, chest pain, breathing difficulties, major injuries, problems usally dealt with by GP, stomach pains, gynaecological problems, pregnancy problems, allergic reactions, overdoses, alcohol-related problems, mental health problems and conditions likely to require hospital admission.