When We Are Closed
If you are unwell in the evening, overnight or at the weekend, contact The NHS 111 service by dialling 111, or via Barton House.
This service is for urgent medical situations and advice – if you, or a member of your family, become ill and you are concerned. It is not for routine enquiries, such as booking an appointment with your GP, repeat prescriptions, test results etc.
When you ring the NHS 111 your call will go through to a UK call centre. A trained member of staff will answer the phone and take some details from you. They will then decide on the best option for you. Depending on the seriousness of your condition, this might be:
- advice over the phone
- a visit to a local treatment centre
- a home visit by a nurse, doctor or paramedic
NHS 111 can give you general medical information 24 hours a day. Their trained nurses can provide you with expert health advice and reassurance any time of the day or night. Please call them on 111.
You can access their website on www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
In case of an accident which you think may require hospital treatment, the nearest Accident & Emergency departments are:
- Dorset County Hospital, Williams Avenue, Dorchester (access via Damers Road), Tel: 01305 251150
- Yeovil District Hospital, Higher Kingston, Yeovil, Tel: 01935 475122
Local Treatment Centre
Bridport Community Hospital contains a walk-in minor injuries unit which is open from 08.00 to 20.00 (summer) and 09:00 to 18:00 (winter) 7 days a week - but please note that no doctor is present, and that if you require a casualty department, you should go to either Dorchester or Yeovil.
There is a local GP-led Walk-in Centre at Weymouth Community Hospital, Melcombe Avenue, Weymouth DT4 7TB
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.