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Pharmacies are able to provide advice about many ailments - you can buy over the counter remedies to ease the symptoms of coughs, colds and viruses.

NHS 111
Call 111| when you need medical advice fast but it is not an emergency.

Minor Injuries Units

Minor Injuries Units can treat cuts, sprains, bites, infected wounds and other minor injuries and ailments.
Penrith Hospital - open 24 hours
Keswick Hospital - 8:30-19:00
Workington Hospital - 8:00 - 20:00

Nurse Led Treatment Services
You should access the service if you are aged over 5 years old and need:
- Assessment and treatment of bruises or recent injuries that cannot be attended by simple first aid, insect bites and stings or minor sunburn.
- Assessment and dressings of wounds and superficial injuries
closure of lacerations by stripping/gluing

They are based in community hospitals in the following areas of Cumbria:
Alston Community Hospital - open 24 hours (ring for appointment on 01434 381218)
Maryport Victoria Cottage Hospital - 9am - 7pm Monday - Friday and 11am - 7pm Weekends and Bank holidays (01900 812634)

Community Hospitals

GP Surgeries
Find out more about GP Surgeries Here|


The Cumberland Infirmary - Newtown Road, Carlisle, CA2 7HY

West Cumberland Hospital - Homewood Road, Whitehaven, CA28 8JG

Information about Patient Choice|

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