The Accident and Emergency (A&E) service at the Friarage Hospital has temporarily changed to an Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) The majority of patients currently treated at A&E at the Friarage will still be treated at the Friarage in the Urgent Treatment Centre.
The Urgent Treatment Centre is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You do not need an appointment to attend. You can walk in to the UTC, or you may be directed there by NHS 111.
In the Friarage Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC), adults and children can be treated for:
Strains and sprains Suspected broken limbs
Minor head injuries Cuts and grazes
Bites and stings Minor scalds and burns
Ear and throat infections Skin infections and rashes
Eye problems Coughs and colds
Feverish illness Abdominal pain
Vomiting and diarrhea
Children with minor illnesses such as fever, rashes and earache can also be seen.
Patients requiring critical care are being cared for at The James Cook University Hospital or Darlington Memorial Hospital. Critical care is for patients who require significant intervention and support to help them with breathing or heart function for example, as a result of a major injury, serious illness or complex surgery.
At the Lambert Medical Centre we are no longer commissioned by the CCG to provide a Minor Injuries Service therefore you will be directed you to the Urgent Treatment Centre if you contact us with a minor injury.
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