When We Are Closed
Outside of normal surgery hours, if you think you need to see a doctor, but your problem does not warrant a 999 call, call 111 where trained staff will be able to advise you and inform you where to go for treatment at any time, day or night.
Urgent care centres treat a wide range of conditions from cuts and grazes to bites and minor burns. Choosing well ensures you receive the best possible treatment, leaving A&E for people who are badly injured or very ill.
Blaydon Walk in Centre, Shibdon Road, Blaydon on Tyne NE21 5NW Tel: 0191 4436302
Open 08:00 to 20:00, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Gateshead Walk-in-Centre (opposite Queen Elizabeth Hospital A&E), Sherriff Hill, Gateshead, NE9 6SX Tel: 0191 4455454.
Open 07:00 to 22:00, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Hexham General Hospital: 03448 118 111 (Minor Injury Unit)
Queen Elizabeth Hospital: 0191 482 0000 (24 hour A&E)
Newcastle Hospitals (RVI, Freeman): 0191 233 6161 (RVI 24 hour A&E)
Nuffield Hospital: 0191 281 6131
Spire Washington Hospital: 0191 415 1272
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.