When We Are Closed
For emergencies outside of surgery hours, call 01323 833535 and your call will be automatically diverted to the out-of-hours service or there will be an answer phone message advising you what to do .You can also contact the service directly on 0300 555 5252. At all other times, please call 111.
The out-of-hours emergency cover is provided by SEADOC, a GP co-operative, in which a large number of GP’s band together to provide an efficient and caring out-of-hours emergency service for their patients and to give others quality off-duty time. It is therefore requested that in order not to overload SEADOC, patients seriously consider whether their request for out-of-hours help is necessary. Most requests are totally reasonable but a small and not insignificant number are questionable. The reasonable approach by patients in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
Patients can also attend the following facilities in the area:
NHS ‘Walk in’ Centre at Eastbourne Railway Station
The new centre, which is located on the concourse at Eastbourne Railway Station, offers a ‘Walk In’ service from 08:00 - 20:00, seven days a week. Appointments can be made by walking into the centre or telephoning 01323 726650 during opening hours.
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Uckfield, Lewes & Crowborough Minor Injury Units
Walk in clinics that help with cuts, sprains and other less serious injuries such as eye infections and simple bone fractures that would be treated in an acute hospital A&E. Open 08:00 - 20:00 seven days a week.
- Uckfield Community Hospital, Framefield Road, Uckfield, TN22 5AW 01825 769999
- Lewes Victoria Hospital, Nevill Road, Lewes, BN7 1PE 01273 474153
- Crowborough War Memorial Hospital, Southview Road, Crowborough, TN5 1HB 01892 652284
Alternatively you can access urgent assistance by calling NHS Direct on 111. A triage nurse will assess your situation and take appropriate action. This could simply be by offering advice or where necessary by making arrangements for you to be seen by a doctor.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.