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Urgent Care Centre

Newark’s Urgent Care Centre

The Urgent Care Centre at Newark Hospital is open 24 hours a day for conditions that are urgent but not life-threatening.

These include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Broken bones
  • Wound infections
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Minor head injuries
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Minor eye injuries
  • Injuries to the back, shoulder and chest.

Urgent Care Centre staff will also treat: 

  • Urinary infections
  • Chest infections
  • Mild asthma
  • Throat infections
  • Ear ache
  • Rashes..


Patients should still contact their GP first, if possible, but if you need to attend the urgent care centre you do not need to make an appointment. 


You can contact the NHS 111 service for advice by calling 111 or get in touch with your GP or out-of-hours GP service (You will need to contact 111 to make an appointment with an out-of-hours GP). 

If you are uncertain about what to do you should contact NHS 111 or if the situation is an emergency you should phone 999


Emergency departments (ED) or accident and emergency departments (A&E)         

Emergency departments serving the Newark area are at King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre and at Lincoln County Hospital.

They are open 24 hours a day for life-threatening emergencies, such as:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • Persistent, severe chest pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Severe burns or scalds.

These large centres have support available 24 hours a day, such as surgical and anaesthetic back up, which make them safer for treating serious emergency conditions.

If an ambulance is called, highly trained paramedics will stabilise patients while they travel directly to the most appropriate emergency department in the shortest possible time.