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‘Walk in Centre’ extends hours during Pride to save A&E for those in most need

Besi Besemar August 3, 2018

Residents and visitors with minor injuries sustained at Pride are being urged to use the Brighton Station Health Centre, which is opening late over the weekend, to help free up Emergency Services for those most in need.

THE last few months have been extremely difficult for the NHS across the country, especially on A&E departments and local GP surgeries as they cope with increasing numbers of people seeking treatment.

To help ease this pressure on local services this Pride the NHS is urging people with minor infections and rashes, stomach upsets, superficial cuts and bruises, minor burns and strains to visit Brighton Station Health Centre for treatment.

There is no need to be a registered patient or to make an appointment to use the walk-in centre and it offers quick treatment close to home, with extended opening hours for Pride:

♦¬† ¬†Saturday, August 4, 2018, 8am¬†to 2am

♦¬† ¬†Sunday, August 5 2018, 8am to 2am

For a list of all the alternatives to A&E visits, and listings on the most appropriate services available across Sussex to treat a range of illness and injuries, click here:

People can also dial 111 if they need medical help but are not in a life-threatening situation. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is a great way to get the right medical advice at any time.

Dr David Supple
Dr David Supple

Dr David Supple, Clinical Chair of the Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “This Pride, if you do need urgent care that is not an emergency, you can get treated quickly without an appointment at the Brighton Station Health Centre. There is no need to be a registered patient or to make an appointment to and it offers easy access to quick treatment with extended hours just for Pride.

‚ÄúEveryone can #HelpMyNHS by choosing the right service at the right time, freeing up emergency services for those most in need.‚ÄĚ