Introduction

We want to make sure that our Accident and Emergency departments (A&Es) are kept free for those people with serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses, and we need your help...

Did you know there are a range of local health services available to you when you are feeling unwell? Depending on the seriousness of your symptoms, you could get help faster and easier by using another service, and you could even save lives!

NEED HELP FAST?
NOT WELL?
UNSURE?
CALL NOW!

NHS 111

NHS 111 is a freephone service, available 24 hours, seven days a week, if you urgently need medical help or information but your situation is not life-threatening. For more information about NHS 111, click here 

HANGOVER
GRAZED KNEE
COUGH
SORE THROAT

SELF CARE

Find out what we should all have in our medicine cabinets at home on the NHS Choices website.



 

DIARRHOEA
RUNNY NOSE
PAINFUL COUGH
HEADACHE

LOCAL PHARMACY

Find your nearest pharmacy by using the service finder on the NHS Choices website



BACK PAIN
STOMACH ACHE
EAR PAIN
VOMITING

GP SURGERY

Find your GP Surgery’s details by using the service finder on the NHS Choices website.



ITCHES
STRAINS
CUTS
SPRAINS

WALK-IN CENTRE

Find the details for your nearest Walk-in Centre by using the service finder on the NHS Choices website.

They include:

CHEST PAIN
CHOKING
BLOOD LOSS
BLACKING OUT

A&E OR 999

Please keep A&Es and 999 free to see and care for patients with serious, life threatening illnesses and injuries.

Find out more about when to use an A&E department on the NHS Choices website.





Wellbeing and Mental Health Helplines

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust have a freephone Wellbeing & Mental Health Helpline. It is an out of hours service for people who need emotional support with their own mental health or the mental health of someone they know. You can call the helpline on 0800 915 4640, Monday-Friday 7pm-11pm, and Weekends 12pm-12midnight.

Alternatively, if you live in Cumbria, you can contact the Single Point of Access (SPA) Crisis mental health line on 0300 123 9015.

If you need to speak to someone outside of these times, you can also contact the Samaritans on 116 123 for free from any phone, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.


 

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Live A&E
waiting times

Average A&E waiting times at Royal Lancaster Infirmary:

02 hours, 44 minutes

Last updated: 04:50

Average A&E waiting times at Furness General Hospital:

03 hours, 16 minutes

Last updated: 04:50

The above Accident and Emergency department Average wait times display the amount of time it takes for a patient to see a Doctor or Specialist Registered Nurse from the time of arrival at the Accident and Emergency department. Please remember we provide care to the most critical cases first.

About our A&E wait times and frequently asked questions

We would like to thank our colleagues at Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for allowing us to use their campaign, materials and artwork free of charge.

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