Summary of team

Our urgent treatment centres treat conditions including minor head, ear or eye problems, broken nose or nose bleed, sprains, strains, cuts and bites, children's minor injuries and ailments, minor fractures or broken bones, minor skin abscesses and infections and wound infections. Our team of medical and nursing staff work hard to assess and treat all patients who attend.

The opening times vary between sites and you should see below for the best and accurate information for each site. Outside of the opening hours people should contact NHS 111 where trained advisors will refer them to the most appropriate service. NHS 111 is open 24/7. The only exception to this is if they are seriously ill, in which case dial 999.

Location

Hexham General Hospital

Ward Name / Number

Urgent Treatment Centre

Direct dial telephone number

01434 655388

Location of ward

Ground floor to the left of the main entrance. 

Type of ward

Walk-in for urgent treatment - open 8am-10pm

Ward Manager’s name

Shaun Bain

Additional Ward Notes

The centre treats conditions including minor head, ear or eye problems, broken nose or nose bleed, sprains, strains, cuts and bites, children's minor injuries and ailments, minor fractures or broken bones, minor skin abscesses and infections and wound infections. It is open between 8am and 10pm. Between 10pm and 8am people should contact NHS 111 where trained advisors will refer them to the most appropriate service. NHS 111 is open 24/7. The only exception to this is if they are seriously ill, in which case dial 999.

Location

North Tyneside General Hosptial

Ward Name / Number

Urgent Treatment Centre

Direct dial telephone number

01434 655388

Location of ward

Ground floor to the left of the main entrance. 

Type of ward

Walk-in for urgent treatment - open 8am-Midnight

Ward Manager’s name

Sandra Laidler

Additional Ward Notes

The centre treats conditions including minor head, ear or eye problems, broken nose or nose bleed, sprains, strains, cuts and bites, children's minor injuries and ailments, minor fractures or broken bones, minor skin abscesses and infections and wound infections. It is open between 8am and midnight. Between midnight and 8am people should contact NHS 111 where trained advisors will refer them to the most appropriate service. NHS 111 is open 24/7. The only exception to this is if they are seriously ill, in which case dial 999.

Location

Wansbeck General Hospital

Ward Name / Number

Urgent Treatment Centre

Direct dial telephone number

(01670 529565)

Location of ward

Ground floor - right of main entrance

Type of ward

Walk-in for urgent treatment - open 8am-10pm

Ward Manager’s name

Shaun Bain

Additional Ward Notes

The centre treats conditions including minor head, ear or eye problems, broken nose or nose bleed, sprains, strains, cuts and bites, children's minor injuries and ailments, minor fractures or broken bones, minor skin abscesses and infections and wound infections. It is open between 8am and 10pm. Between 10pm and 8am people should contact NHS 111 where trained advisors will refer them to the most appropriate service. NHS 111 is open 24/7. The only exception to this is if they are seriously ill, in which case dial 999.


Your GP or the ambulance service may direct you to the urgent treatment centre at one of our sites, or you may turn up yourself. If you have not been sent by a healthcare professional than you will be assessed on arrival and may be redirected to a more appropriate service or location.

Our UTCs treat a range of illness' and ailments such as:

  • Low grade fevers
  • Deep cuts
  • Broken bones

All patients are assessed and triaged depending on the severity of their condition. Patients with the highest clinical need are seen first, rather than time order. If your condition needs to be managed elsewhere, you may be re-directed to a different location.