When We Are Closed
If you need urgent advice a doctor is always on call. Out of surgery hours please telephone the normal surgery telephone number on 01704 892254 or 01704 892708 and a recorded message will also give you the out of hours contact numbers (which vary according to the time you are calling).
The nearest Accident & Emergency Departments are located at Ormskirk Hospital for children and Southport Hospital for adults. Ormskirk Hospital: 01695 577111 or Southport Hospital on: 01704 547471.
The Minor Injuries unit based at Ormskirk Hospital is open from 08:00 - 20:00 Monday-Friday, and 09:00 - 17:00 at weekends and on bank holidays. The West Lancashire Health Centre is also based at Ormskirk Hospital which you may attend without an appointment and is open from 08:00 - 20:00 seven days a week. Please Telephone: 01695 402180.
There is an NHS Walk-in Centre based in Skelmersdale at The Concourse Shopping Centre, Southway, Skelmersdale WN8 6LJ. Please telephone: 01695 588640 for the up-to-date opening hours.
In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS Direct (111) to speak to a triage nurse. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor.
Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.