When We Are Closed
When the medical centre phone lines are closed (including at weekends and Bank Holidays) cover is provided by NHS 111.
When you ring any of our three medical centres you will hear a recorded message “The surgery is now closed. If you have an urgent medical problem which cannot wait until the surgery re-opens please hang up and dial 111, I repeat dial 111 to access the NHS 111 service. NHS 111 is free to call from both landlines and mobiles.”
The NHS 111 service is available 24hrs a day, 365 days a year to respond to people’s healthcare needs when:
- They need medical help fast, but it’s not a 999 emergency
- They don’t know who to call for medical help or don’t have a GP to call
- They think they need to go to A & E or another NHS urgent care service
- They require health information or reassurance about what to do next
NHS Walk-In Centres
There are more than 40 walk-in centres provided by the government around the country for the convenience of patients. The nearest one to Buxted and East Hoathly is at:
Eastbourne Station Walk-in Centre
Terminus Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 3QJ
Tel: 01323 726650
The Eastbourne NHS Walk-In Centre oﬀers services on an open-access basis 7 days a week. A mixture of Nurse Practitioners and primary care nurses, family planning and health promotion staﬀ provide a range of services including treatment for minor conditions, information, advice and the supply and administration of named medicines.
Community Hospital Minor Injury Units
There are Minor Injury Units at Uckﬁeld Community Hospital, Framﬁeld Road, Uckﬁeld TN22 5AW and at Crowborough War Memorial Hospital, South View Road, Crowborough TN6 1HF and Lewes Victoria Hospital, Nevill Road, Lewes BN7 1PF between 8am and 8pm 7 days a week. They provide walk-in services and are staﬀed by senior, experienced and specially trained nurses.
You can ﬁnd answers to any ailments from common colds to cancers on the A-Z health encyclopaedia on this site.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.