Minor Injuries:

 

Minor Injury or Emergency?

If you or another patient is suffering from the below then you should contact 999 immediately or proceed to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital

Chest Pain

Breathing Difficulties

Heavy Bleeding

Unconsciousness

Suspected bone fracture

 

We will see patients with Minor Injuries such as:

Sprains

Bruises

Small superficial burns

Insect bites

Cuts etc.

 

Sometimes it is necessary to send patients for an x-ray or other kinds of tests which we cannot carry out in the surgery. Where possible these will be carried out at the Felixstowe General Hospital Site but on occasion it may be necessary to send patients to Ipswich Hospital.

 

It may be also be necessary for patients, once assessed, to be sent to hospital. Patients will be assessed initially by the Duty Doctor who will decide on the appropriate course of action. Initial assessment may be carried out by telephone, a same day appointment will always be offered where necessary.

 

On some occasions this may involve periods of waiting, we hope that our patients will be understanding when this happens.

 

For advice on what to do if you have a minor injury when the surgery is closed, please follow the Appointments- Urgent Care page

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