Emergency Care

Emergency Care

In a life threatening-emergency, an ambulance can be summoned by dialling 999.

Adult accident and emergencies are seen at Southport A&E Department at Southport District General Hospital, Town Lane, Kew, 01704 547471.

Children involved in an accident or who require emergency treatment are seen at Ormskirk Children's A&E Department, Ormskirk District General Hospital, Wigan Road, Ormskirk, 01695 577111.

Walk-in Centre

The nearest walk-in centre to Southport is:

West Lancashire Urgent Care Centre

Ormskirk District General Hospital, Wigan Road, Ormskirk, West Lancs, L39 2AZ

West Lancashire Walk-in centre is open every day of the year including public holidays for people needing urgent help with minor illnesses or injuries. No appointment is necessary.

Opening times 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week!

Telephone: 0300 247 0011

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 over the phone

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:

  • call 18001 111 on a textphone
  • use the NHS 111 British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter service if you’re deaf and want to use the phone service

You can answer questions about your symptoms on the website, or by speaking to a fully trained adviser on the phone.

You can ask for a translator if you need one.

Depending on the situation you’ll:

  • find out what local service can help you
  • be connected to a nurse, emergency dentist, pharmacist or GP
  • get a face-to-face appointment if you need one
  • be told how to get any medicine you need
  • get self-care advice