Old Bridge Surgery

When We Are Closed

In the case of urgent needs or medical advice when the practice is closed, you can call NHS 111 (Dial 111) to speak to a triage nurse. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor.

There is also a Minor Injuries Unit at Liskeard Community Hospital which is open open from 08:00 until 22:00 every day (01579 373500). They also ask that you call 111 before attending the minor injury unit as you may be directed elsewhere or have to wait longer.

The X-ray facilities are available Monday to Saturday from 09:00 – 17:00 (They are not available on bank holidays).

If you telephone the surgery after 18:00, or throughout the weekend, you will hear a recorded message which will give you instructions on accessing emergency services.

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pain and/or shortness of breath constitute as an emergency.

Directions to Liskeard Community Hospital:

Liskeard Community Hospital
Clemo Road
PL14 3XD

Minor injury units (MIUs): here to help you!

Minor injury units can treat a range of minor illnesses and injuries which have occurred during the last 14 days, including:
  • sprains and strains
  • minor fractures
  • traumatic wound infections (not surgical wounds)
  • minor burns and scalds
  • head injuries (where the person has not been unconscious)
  • insect and animal bites and stings
  • minor eye injuries
  • cuts, bruising and grazes
  • suspected infections, e.g. chest, urinary, eye, ear, skin, throat (when GPs are closed). Nearly all pharmacies also offer a minor illness service. Find your nearest pharmacy and check opening hours.
Please note that minor injury units cannot x-ray hips, femurs, backs, chests, ribs, faces or children under 2.You can walk into any of our minor injury units without the need of an appointment or calling NHS 111. Live wait and opening times are published online, so please do check before you go as your nearest may not be your quickest. View Cornwall and Isles of Scilly live waiting times and information on current availability of minor injury units.REMEMBER: People with life- or limb-threatening illnesses or injuries should call 999. This includes patients who have suffered a head injury with loss of consciousness or who are on blood thinners; chest pain without injury; stroke symptoms; abdominal pain; severe bleeding.If you are not sure if the minor injury unit is the NHS service you need, visit NHS 111 online or call 111 to check.

Date published: 18th July, 2017
Date last updated: 23rd February, 2024