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Spring 2014

Getting the right healthcare advice and treatment

If you feel unwell, here’s some advice which we hope will help you choose the right route to fast treatment and get well soon!

For good self- care, keep your medicine cabinet well-stocked with the items you and your family need.

For minor illnesses, advice on medications and colds, coughs, minor burns, strains and sprains - or if you need emergency repeat prescriptions - contact a pharmacist.

Your surgery is great for advice on health problems, and examinations and treatments. All main surgeries are open between 8am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday. On the day appointments are available if your need is urgent.

If you need help when your surgery is closed call 111. You will be asked for information to direct you to the correct service, or to arrange for an ambulance where appropriate.

Ipswich Hospital and West Suffolk Hospital have Emergency Departments for emergencies only. Call 999, only for life-threatening illnesses or injuries.