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Urgent Care Team

The Gateshead Urgent Care Team are nurse led, providing urgent care to patients in their own home as well as in nursing and residential care homes.

The Team can respond quickly to calls in order to assess your needs, provide treatment and when necessary arrange services to support you at home in order to reduce unnecessary visits & admissions to hospital. Response times range from 30 minutes to four hours depending on assessment.

The Team see patients who are registered with a Gateshead based GP and who live within the Gateshead locality.

Conditions or problems the team can treat include:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – if you need urgent care for a ‘flare up’
  • Chest infection
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Falls
  • Stomach pains
  • Animal bites
  • Diabetics with a low sugar episode
  • Urine infections
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Minor injuries e.g. sprains, strains, small wounds
  • Coughs / colds / sore throats

Where is the service provided from?

Bensham Hospital

Gateshead

NE8 4YL.

Central contact number for all patients - 07908 414 673

 

 

Call us on 0191 482 0000

In emergencies dial 999 / Non-emergencies dial 111

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