What to do in an emergency

If you have an emergency out of hours, please see the information below:

Accident & Emergency (A&E)

For life threatening conditions, call 999 – Accident & Emergency (A&E). Emergency services are very busy. You should only attend A&E if you or your child are very badly hurt or become very seriously ill (life-threatening).

The A&E department is based at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Armthorpe Road, Doncaster, DN2 5LT

Website: http://www.dbh.nhs.uk

Urgent help or advice

Patients seeking urgent or emergency medical help or advice in non-life threatening situations should contact the NHS 111 service.

You should call 111 if:

  • You need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
  • You think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
  • You don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
  • You need health information or reassurance about what to do next.

The 111 number is free to call from all landlines and mobiles. For less urgent health needs, contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.


If you need access to medication or advise from a pharmacist outside of normal opening hours, you can contact or visit:

  • Weldricks Pharmacy, 40-42 East Laith Gate, Doncaster DN1 1HZ. Open until 10pm Monday to Sunday, telephone (01302) 369699
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, Rear of 83 Thorne Road, Doncaster DN1 2ES. Open until 11pm Monday to Saturday and 8pm Sunday. Tel: (01302) 730519

NHS Choices

NHS choices is an online health information service that allows users to access information on services in their local area, check their symptoms, find information on conditions and treatments and access information on a range of health related topics: www.nhs.uk