Choosing well ensures you receive the best possible treatments in the right place
Self care is the best choice to treat very minor illness and injuries
Contact NHS Direct if you are ill and have nay questions about health.They can be contacted on 0845 4647
Visit your local pharmacy when you are suffering from a common health problem which does not require being seen by a doctor or nurse.
Contact us when your illness or injury will not go away
Minor Injuries Unit - Selby War Memorial Hospital
Attend here if you have a minor injury
A&E or 999
Emergency services are very busy. They should ONLY be used in very serious or life threatening situations
NHS North Yorkshire & York Out of Hours and Answering Service
If you feel you need medical attention when we are closed and none of the above options are available/relevant to your condition you should contact NHS North Yorkshire & York Out of Hours and Answering Service on 0845 056 8060.
A specially trained telephonist will take your details and pass them to the doctor at Selby Hospital. The doctor will then call you back, and after discussion with you, will either give you advice on what to do, ask you to attend the hospital, or arrange a home visit. A lack of transport for a non-urgent problem will not be acceptable as a reason to expect a home visit; therefore, it is possible you will be asked to attend the Primary Care Centre based at Selby War Memorial Hospital.
Please note, it is important that if you feel you require medical attention out of hours, you should always make contact by telephone initially, rather than calling unannounced at the hospital. To ensure that your records are complete, details of all out-of-hours consultations are passed to us and are retained in our own medical records.