When We Are Closed
If you become ill and feel unable to wait until your GP practice opens in the morning, you should call NHS 24 (www.nhs24.com) on 111, or in an emergency dial 999.
Out of hours services are the responsibility of NHS Tayside Health Board
Between 6:00pm and 8:00am, phone NHS 24 for healthcare advice. After a telephone assessment you may be:
- given homecare advice
- between 18:00 and 08:00 you may be asked to attend a Minor Injuries Unit
- asked to attend a Primary Care Emergency Centre at Kings Cross Hospital Dundee, which is open from 18:00 and 08:00 Monday to Friday and 24 hours a day Saturday and Sunday by appointment
- seen by a GP, or fully trained Minor Illness Nurse
- referred for a home visit by a paramedic or a specialist nurse.
Helpful things to have handy at any time are your list of medications and a summary of your health problems.
"Will you get me an ambulance if I need one?"
You should dial 999 if someone is seriously ill, for example if they have severe bleeding or severe chest pain, or if they have collapsed.
However NHS 24 has direct links with the Scottish Ambulance Service and, in appropriate situations, can arrange for an ambulance to get you to the hospital.