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.

NHS Walk-in-Centres

Urgent care centres treat a wide range of conditions from minor illness, cuts and grazes to bites, minor injuries 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 22:00, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Gateshead Walk-in-Centre (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.  

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