- WESTERN TRUST EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS
- CARDIAC ASSESSMENT UNIT
- URGENT CARE TREATMENT CENTER
- OUT OF HOURS
- PHONE FIRST SERVICE
WESTERN TRUST EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS:
If you or someone near you has a life-threatening medical or mental health emergency, DO NOT CALL YOUR GP,
CALL 999 IMMEDIATELY or go directly to your nearest Emergency Department
ALTNAGELVIN & SOUTH WEST ACUTE HOSPITAL ED
"If you have an urgent but not life-threatening matter and are considering visiting ED, we would ask you to call Phone First on 0300 020 6000 where medical professionals will triage your call and advise you of the best course of action for your particular circumstances."
Click the link for more information regarding: Attending the Emergency Department
If you are worried about your mental health, this card provides details of supports you can access: Crisis Resource and Information Support
OMAGH HOSPITAL EMERGENCY AND URGENT CARE SERVICES:
CARDIAC ASSESSMENT UNIT
The Cardiac Assessment Unit (CAU) is a special unit to assess and treat patients with life-threatening heart conditions.
You do not need an appointment as this is a 24/7 walk-in unit and treats patients with:
- Chest pain
- Heart attacks
- Palpitations (fast heart rate)
- Faints and shortness of breath.
Patients can attend this unit if they feel they have any chest pain or think they may be having a heart attack.
URGENT CARE TREATMENT CENTRE
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A&E OR AN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
The Urgent Care and Treatment Centre (UCTC) at the Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex is a Nurse-led Minor Injuries Unit which is operational 24 hours a day and is fully supported by 24/7 x-ray facility.
Telephone advice is also available 24/7 by contacting 028 8283 3169.
You can attend UCTC for the following:
- Minor head injuries, where there has been no loss of consciousness.
- Scalp wounds;
- Facial injuries, which include eye injuries e.g. – Foreign body in eye;
- Suturing for minor wounds;
- Eye infection;
- Shoulder, arm, hand sprains and fractures;
- Lower limb sprains and fractures, all of which can be x-rayed on site and treated appropriately and referred for follow up at outpatient clinics;
- Bites, stings, skin infections
OUT OF HOURS
Attendance at GP Out of Hours is by appointment only, so please call first on 028 7186 5195.
The GP out of hours service is for people who need urgent medical treatment but cannot wait until their GP practice opens.
GP out of hours service is available from:
Monday-Friday: 6.00pm - 8.00am
Saturdays,Sundays and Public holidays: 24 hours a day
PHONE FIRST SERVICE
The Phone First service is designed for patients, including children, who are feeling unwell and considering travelling to an Emergency Department or Urgent Care Treatment Centre with an injury or illness which requires urgent treatment but is not immediately life threatening.
Phone First is available from 8am – 12am
The ‘Phone First’ number to ring is 0300 020 6000
The ‘Phone First’ text relay number is 0870 240 5152