Opening Hours

Lyme Bay Medical & Dental Practice

Today
08:00 - 18:30
Tue 26 Oct
08:00 - 18:30
Wed 27 Oct
08:00 - 18:30
Thu 28 Oct
08:00 - 18:30
Fri 29 Oct
08:00 - 18:30
Sat 30 Oct
Closed
Sun 31 Oct
Closed

Lyme Regis Medical Centre

Today
08:00 - 18:30
Tue 26 Oct
08:00 - 18:30
Wed 27 Oct
08:00 - 18:30
Thu 28 Oct
08:00 - 18:30
Fri 29 Oct
08:00 - 18:30
Sat 30 Oct
09:00 - 12:00
Sun 31 Oct
Closed

Charmouth Medical Practice

Today
08:00 - 18:30
Tue 26 Oct
08:00 - 18:30
Wed 27 Oct
08:00 - 18:30
Thu 28 Oct
08:00 - 18:30
Fri 29 Oct
08:00 - 18:30
Sat 30 Oct
Closed
Sun 31 Oct
Closed

Content

On this page you are able to find further information on the following:

  • Minor Injury & Illness at Lyme Regis Medical Centre
  • Extended Hours
  • Improved Access
  • When we are Closed
  • Minor Injuries Unit
  • Accident & Emergencies Department
  • DECS

Minor Injury & Illness Service at Lyme Regis Medical Centre

About

PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE AT THE SURGERY BEFORE CALLING US. Walk-in appointments are not available at the moment

Lyme Bay Medical Practice ‘Minor Injury and Illness Service’ is a nurse led service for minor injuries and illness which you cannot treat yourself. The nurses have undergone additional training in both minor Injury and Illness.

We are open from 8.00am – 6.30pm Monday until Friday and 9.00am - 12.00pm every Saturday at Lyme Regis Medical Centre. An appointment is not necessary but we would encourage you to call beforehand on 01297 445777.

Please note: The last appontment available is at 6pm - 30 minutes before closing.

Local pharmacists can also provide a whole range of services including free advice, support and guidance on all your health problems.

What we can help with:

  • Minor cuts/grazes/lacerations
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Dressing care
  • Minor trauma to hands, limbs and feet – sprains & strains
  • Removal of foreign bodies
  • Superficial eye injury
  • Minor skin infections/rashes
  • Stomach upsets
  • Coughs, colds and flu like symptoms
  • Insect Stings & Bites
  • Other common illness

What we can’t help with:

  • Children under one year old
  • Major burns/scalds
  • Accidental ingestion/poisoning
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Penetrating eye injury
  • Severe ankle/leg/ foot pain/swelling
  • Chest pain/Breathing difficulties
  • Major injuries
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Deep cuts/lacerations
  • Impacted foreign bodies
  • Overdoses
  • Alchohol related problems
  • Mental health problems
  • Conditions likely to require hospital admission

Extended Hours

The Practice offers extended hours appointments at the following times:

  • Saturday 9 – 12pm at Lyme Regis Medical Centre
  • Monday 6.30 - 7pm at Chamouth Medical Practice

Improved Access

There is now an improved access service for patients of Lyme Bay and surrounding surgeries. These are additional GP, nurse practitioner and nursing appointments in the evenings and weekends.  These usually run from the local community hospitals, but you DO need an appointment first.  This can be arranged by the surgery or if necessary via 111.

When We Are Closed

Please use the following phone numbers:

Life Threatening

Dial 999

Medical Advice

Dial 111

You are advised to call NHS 111 when you’re in need of medical help but it is not a life-threatening emergency or urgent enough to call 999.

NHS 111 operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days per year and is free to use from a landline and a mobile.

 

When to Call 111

Call 111 if:

  • you think you need to go to A&E or to another NHS urgent care service
  • your GP surgery is closed and you need healthcare advice
  • you don’t know who to call for medical help.

When to call 999

Call 999 for life threatening emergencies such as:

  • major accident or trauma
  • severe breathlessness
  • severe bleeding
  • loss of consciousness
  • severe chest pain.

NHS 111 also provides a confidential interpreter service in many other languages if required. For deaf people and those hard of hearing, a text phone service is available on 18001 111.

For further information you can visit www.nhs.uk/111

Minor Injuries Unit

Bridport Community Hospital Hospital Lane, North Allington , Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5DR
01308 422371 http://www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk

Please note that all MIUs will see their last patient 30 minutes before closing.

Opening Times: 

Monday to Friday: 09.00 - 18.00 
Saturday – Sunday: 09.00 - 18.00 
Bank Holidays: 09.00 - 18.00

X-ray facilities: 

Monday to Friday 09.00 – 17.00 
No bank holidays or weekends

Bridport Community Hospital Minor Injuries Unit is open to all ages, 7 days a week, all year round and covers West Dorset. Although closing time is 6pm the last time a patient is seen is 5.30pm. Patients arriving after this time cannot be seen. X-ray facilities: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, no bank holidays or weekends

Walk in appointments are not presently available so if you need to be seen at Bridport MIU please call 111 who will be able to book you a time slot. If you need to cancel  or rearrange an appointment this can also be arranged if you call 111. If they are not able to treat due to limited nurses prescribing for certain medications, you will be referred to Dorset County Hospital (DCH) or your GP. Children under two are not able to be x-rayed and will have to be referred to DCH X-Ray.

Please, consider MIUs and Urgent Care centres to ease the pressure on A&E services in Dorset. You can book in to any MIU by calling 111.

If your injury is not life threatening or serious, minor injuries units and urgent care centres can treat:

  • sprains and strains
  • broken bones
  • wound infections
  • minor burns and scalds
  • minor head injuries
  • insect and animal bites
  • minor eye injuries
  • injuries to the back, shoulder and ches

 Open 24 hours

 Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford)

www.exeterhospitals.co.uk

NHS Trust Hospital

Barrack Road, Exeter EX2 5DW 

01392 411611

 

a house that has a sign on the side of a road

Walk in Centre

NHS Walk-in Centre, Sidwell Street, Exeter.

Tel: 01392 276892

DECS

The Dorset Emergency Care Service (DECS) is operated by Dorset Ambulance NHS Trust.

If you have any queries or concerns about this service please contact: Sue Mereditch, Operations Manager, Dorset Emergency Communications Centre, Dorset Ambulance NHS Trust, Ringwood Road, St Leonard’s, Dorset BH24 2SP. Tel: 01202 851332.