28 February 2024

What to do if your child is unwell

Salisbury District Hospital has shared some advice regarding what to do if your child is unwell.

The advice reads, “Parents of children aged 0-17 can book a same-day appointment with a GP or Advanced Nurse Practitioner at the Salisbury Walk-In Centre. This extended service provides out of hours GP health advice and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries and gives parents a local alternative to A&E when their child is ill.

“To access this service, parents should ring 111 in the first instance. If necessary, the call handler will then advise parents to contact Salisbury Walk In Centre to make a same day appointment. Alternatively, parents may ring Salisbury Walk-in Centre direct on 01722 331191. They will offer you the most appropriate appointment, e.g. face to face, telephone, or video.

“Our hospital is very busy right now. If it’s in the evening or over the weekend, please visit the Salisbury Walk-In Centre for minor illness or injuries such as ear, eye or other minor infections, rashes, stomach upset, minor burns, sprains and strains, cuts and bruises. You will get the treatment you need sooner and help our A&E treat the serious and life-threatening injuries and illness.”

Salisbury Walk-In Centre is open:
• Monday to Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm
• Weekends and Bank Holidays from 8am to 8pm

Salisbury Walk-In Centre can be found at Millstream Medical Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 3SL. Call 01722 331191.

Written by
Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty