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Covid 19 Information

Please visit www.ghc.nhs.uk/coronavirus/

 

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Help in a crisis

 

If there is an immediate danger to life, please dial 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department.

I am in Gloucestershire

If you or someone you know needs help in a mental health crisis, call our crisis teams. The teams work with those aged from 11 upwards.

Call 0800 169 0398.

And choose one of the following options depending on your location:

  • Option 1 for Stroud and Cotswolds
  • Option 2 for Gloucester and Forest
  • Option 3 for Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and North Cotswolds

Please note: telephone calls may be recorded. If you do not want that to happen, please tell the person who answers your call and they will phone you back on a ‘non-recordable’ telephone.

The number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Occasionally, callers may be asked to leave their name and number on an answerphone. In these circumstances, staff will return the call within one hour.

I am in Herefordshire

Mental health services in Herefordshire are now provided by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. 

Visit their website to find out where to get help – www.hacw.nhs.uk/urgent-help

If you need help but are not in crisis, please contact your GP if in opening hours, or 111. If you don’t have a GP use the NHS service search to locate the nearest one to you. If your query is not urgent, you can find our contact details here.

Are you feeling vulnerable? Do you need to talk to somebody now?

samaritans

Call free on 116 123
If you are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide, you can call the Samaritans.

Stay Alive App

A pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide. The app can be accessed through the Apple Store, Google Play and downloaded as a pdf.

childline

Call free on 0800 11 11
If you are a child or a young person you may want to speak to Childline.

selfharm

Call 0808 816 0606
Or text 07537 410 022
A safe, supportive, non-judgmental and informative service for people who self harm, their friends, families and carers.
Open every day 5pm – 10pm for phone and text support.

selfharm

Text 85258
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Dilke Memorial Hospital Minor Injuries and Illness Unit (MIIU) is set to reopen on Monday 14 August following a six-week refurbishment project. 

Work to upgrade the unit began on Saturday 1 July and includes a new assessment and triage facility, a dedicated waiting room and play area for children and an improved reception area.

Matron Cheryl Haswell said: “The team is grateful that people have been understanding during this period and have used alternative MIIUs or other services.

“I’m happy to say that we are planning to reopening Dilke MIIU on time as intended. We are extremely pleased with the result and I’m sure that people visiting the unit will appreciate all the work that has been done.”

The MIIU will re-open from 8am on Monday 14 August. In the meantime, patients can attend:

MIIU at Lydney and District Hospital – open from 8am to 11pm

MIIU at Tewkesbury Community Hospital – open from 8am to 8pm

MIIUs provide care and treatment for sprains, cuts and wounds, skin problems, minor eye injuries and minor fractures, as well as for illnesses such as chest infections, sore throats and minor infections. They see adults and children aged 1+

Patients can also:

Go online for care advice at:

– the national website NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk)

– the local website ‘Advice ASAP’ (www.asapglos.nhs.uk)

– the ‘ASAP Glos NHS’ mobile app

Dial 111 for NHS 111 non-emergency advice

Contact the Out of Hours medical (GP) service via your local practice or NHS 111

Dial 999 for life-threatening emergencies

Attend A&E for emergency care.

 

31 July 2017 

 

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