Health & Care Services over Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year

However, we need the public to know when to call 999 and when another NHS service is more appropriate. If someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk, you should call 999 immediately. If not, please consider other options.”

Genuine 999 calls include chest pain, difficulty breathing, loss of consciousness, severe loss of blood, severe burns and scalds, choking, fitting/convulsions, drowning, severe allergic reaction, heart attack, stroke and major trauma such as a serious road traffic accident, stabbing, shooting, fall from height or a serious head injury.

NHS 111

If you need health information, support or advice over the holiday period, your first port of call should be NHS 111.

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do.

To get help from NHS 111, you can:

  • go to 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 and over only)
  • call 111

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, you can:

Primary Care

Your local practice will remain open during the festive season (other than designated bank holidays) – contact them via their website or telephone.

The Same Day Health Centre is open 8am-8pm, 365 days a year. To book an appointment call 0300 123 3103

The GP Out of Hours Service will also be open each day, from 6pm to 8am and is based at Doncaster Royal Infirmary in the Urgent Treatment Centre. To book an appointment call 0300 123 9990.

Mexborough Urgent Treatment Centre

Open 7 Days a Week 09:00 AM 09:00 PM apart from Christmas Day 
To contact the unit please call 01709 649157

Pharmacies

Bassetlaw Bank Holiday – Pharmacy Opening Times
Doncaster Bank Holiday – Pharmacy Opening Times

For more information about services available over the bank holidays please look at our information pack.

Urgent calls/treatment/dialling 999

If yourself or someone you know is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk, you should call 999 immediately. If not, please consider other options listed above.

Genuine 999 calls include chest pain, difficulty breathing, loss of consciousness, severe loss of blood, severe burns and scalds, choking, fitting/convulsions, drowning, severe allergic reaction, heart attack, stroke and major trauma such as a serious road traffic accident, stabbing, shooting, fall from height or a serious head injury.

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