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Stanley Court Surgery Burscough Health CentreStanley Court, Lord StreetBurscoughLancashire, L40 4LATel: 01704 795195
If you need urgent advice a doctor is always on call. Out of surgery hours please telephone the normal surgery telephone number on 01704 396080 and a recorded message will also give you the out of hours contact numbers (which vary according to the time you are calling).
The nearest Accident & Emergency Departments are located at Ormskirk Hospital for children and Southport Hospital for adults. Ormskirk Hospital: 01695 577111 or Southport Hospital on: 01704 547471.
The Minor Injuries unit based at Ormskirk Hospital is open from 08:00 - 20:00 Monday-Friday, and 09:00 - 17:00 at weekends and on bank holidays. The West Lancashire Health Centre is also based at Ormskirk Hospital which you may attend without an appointment and is open from 08:00 - 20:00 seven days a week. Please Telephone: 01695 402180.
There is an NHS Walk-in Centre based in Skelmersdale at The Concourse Shopping Centre, Southway, Skelmersdale WN8 6LJ. Please telephone: 01695 588640 for the up-to-date opening hours.
In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS Direct (111) to speak to a triage nurse. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor.
Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
Extended Access Service
West Lancashire now has an Extended Access service running 7 days a week from 18:30 -20:00 Monday –Friday, 10:00 – 14:00 on Saturdays and 10:00 – 13:00 on Sundays. You can book one of these appointments by contacting reception. We have availability to book appointments with a GP, a ANP, PN, HCA and a phlebotomist.
The service runs from various locations on weeknights and from 3 hubs in West Lancs on the weekend:
Burscough Health Centre
Ormskirk Medical Practice
Sandy Lane Health Centre
The service offers pre-bookable and same -day primary care appointments with a range of clinicians including GPs, Nurses and Health Care Assistants. Appointments are available to all patients that are registered in West Lancs and can be booked by contacting reception.
Please be aware that this is not a walk-in service – you must have an appointment
Should you need to cancel your appointment please contact the Extended Access service directly on 01695 736053.