Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, throughout the past year, some of the information provided in the Gateway website may be outdated or changed. We are trying to resolve this for all organisations; apologies if you have been affected.

Where do I go for medical help?

Always call 999 if someone is seriously ill or injured, and if their life is at risk.

If it is a non life-threatening emergency or incident you can either:

  • Go to the Walk-in Centre located within the Millennium Centre (WA10 1HJ)
  • Go to the Accident and Emergency department at Whiston Hospital (L35 5DR)

For general illnesses (e.g. flu) you could also:

  • Go to your GP
  • Visit the NHS Choices website to check your symptoms online
  • Call NHS Direct (0845 4647)
  • Go to your local Pharmacist; they are qualified to give advice from sprains to stomach upsets, and usually no appointment is necessary