Out of Hours and Emergencies
NHS 111 is a telephone service for people in Sussex to to find out where they can access medical help fast but are not in a life-threatening situation. The service is available for people who aren’t sure if they need to go to A&E, need more information about where to get NHS help or generally need reassurance and advice.
The easy to remember number – 111 – that is available across the country – has been introduced to help people get the right help, at the right time, especially at weekends and out of hours.
111 is free to call and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can also contact NHS 111 via their webpage.
By calling NHS 111, you will reach a team of fully trained advisers, and experienced nurses and doctors who will assess your condition and direct you to the local service that can help you best, when you need it.
There are now only three numbers to know; 999 for life-threatening emergencies, your GP surgery 01293 592230 and 111.
If you have had an injury or accident please go to the Urgent Treatment Centre at Crawley Hospital unless you need to ring 999 for an ambulance.
Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
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