Hednesford Valley Health Centre,
Station Road, Hednesford,
Staffordshire, WS12 4DH

Out of Hours and Urgent Problems

Life Threatening Emergencies

In a life threatening emergency such as sudden severe chest pain, severe breathlessness, loss of power in a limb, loss of consciousness or severe bleeding dial 999.

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Urgent Problems during Surgery Hours

Please Telephone 01543 395 655 during our surgery opening hours.

For acute illness we can generally offer an appointment on the day with a GP or our Nurse Practitioner. We may also offer an appointment at the Cannock Network which runs out of GP suite at Cannock hospital and can offer out of hours and weekend appointments.

Our receptionists will ask for some information about the illness in order to establish a suitable appointment slot to offer. All receptionists have training in confidentiality, please help us to help you.

For urgent appointments and home visits you may not be able to see the doctor of your choice.

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Severe Injuries

The surgery is equipped to treat minor injuries like small cuts and joint sprains. If the injury is more severe or may involve a broken bone then you should attend the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department at the following hospitals:

  • New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, telephone 01902 307999.
  • There is also a Minor Injuries Unit at Cannock Hospital, telephone 01543 572757.

Also in the event of poisoning or overdose the attend A&E

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Out of Hours Hub

Cannock North Primary Care Network (PCN) and its member GP Practices use GP Connect to make appointments at the Out of Hours Hub.

GP Connect is a service that enables authorised Out of Hours Doctors and Advanced Clinical Practitioners to quickly and efficiently and in real time, view your full GP medical records from your own GP Practice at your Out of Hours appointment. This includes medications, referrals and other key clinical information to make a better and more informed decision about your treatment.

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NHS 111

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

Get help online or on the telephone:

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.

In life threatening emergencies such as chest pain and severe shortness of breath you should call 999