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Minor injuries

Be treated by us

Our GPs and nurses are trained to deal with minor injuries. If you injure yourself, call us in the first instance and we will be able to advise whether we can help or whether you do need to attend a Minor Injuries Unit or A&E. It might save you a long wait!

Minor Injury Units

Uckfield, Lewes & Crowborough Minor Injury Units

Walk in clinics that help with sprains and strains, broken bones (not hips), wound infections, minor burns and scalds, minor head injuries, insect and animal bites, minor eye injuries, injuries to the back, shoulder and chest. X-ray facilities are for shoulder, upper arm, collar bone, elbow, wrist, hand, ankle, foot, toe and knee. 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 01273474153
  • Crowborough War Memorial Hospital, Southview Road, Crowborough, TN5 1HB 01892 652284

 

X-ray opening times

If you are referred by the Minor Injury Unit for an X-ray the opening times are:

  • Uckfield - weekdays - 9.00am to 4.00pm and 12noon to 6.00pm at weekends
  • Crowborough - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - 9.00am to 4.30pm, closed for lunch between 12.30pm to 1pm.
  • Lewes - Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm (not weekends).

A&E Departments

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for anyone seeking treatment for an urgent problem caused by an accident or illness. You should be aware that the Emergency Departments can be very busy, in the last year they saw over 119,000 patients.

Conquest Hospital

The Ridge, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 7RD 01424 755255

Eastbourne District General Hospital

Kings Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2UD 01323 417400

Appropriate conditions to use an Emergency department:

  • Chest pains and heart attacks.
  • Major trauma such as road traffic accidents.
  • Breathing problems such as shortness of breath and chronic diseases such as asthma and emphysema.
  • Unconsciousness / reduced consciousness.
  • Abdominal pain or injuries.
  • All electrical burns.
  • Burns.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Babies and all children under two years.
  • People with mental health problems (eg severe depression).

People who use emergency services for minor problems may prevent others with emergencies from getting immediate care. If you attend an Emergency Department and your condition is not an emergency, you may be advised to contact us as your GP.

 

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