As we slowly learn to live with Covid-19, and as we head towards a busy Bank Holiday weekend, we are today (Friday 29 April 2022) updating how the public can access Widnes Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC).
During the height of the pandemic, we introduced extra safety measures to Widnes UTC. This included reducing the number of patients in the waiting room by creating an appointment service that ran alongside the normal walk-in service.
If you have an injury or illness, that isn’t an emergency, but requires urgent help, you do not need an appointment to attend Widnes Urgent Treatment Centre – you can just walk in.
Appointments can however still be made via the NHS 111 First service.
Covid-19 precautions remain in place still at Widnes Urgent Treatment Centre, such as facemask wearing. We expect all people to comply with these measures unless they are exempt.
If you have one of the following minor injuries or minor ailments, please consider Widnes UTC rather than going straight to your local hospital accident and emergency department:
- Minor cuts or wounds
- Sore throats
- Bites or stings
- Rashes and allergic reactions
- Prescribed medication (subject to assessment)
- Minor burns or scalds
- Coughs and colds
- Muscle or joint injuries (eg. sprains and strains)
- Eye injuries and infections
- Emergency contraception
The UTC is centrally located in Widnes. It can be found inside the Healthcare Resource Centre, Oaks Place, Caldwell Road.
If you use a sat nav, the postcode is WA8 7GD. Free parking is available onsite.
Widnes UTC is open every day of the year between 8.00am and 9.00pm.
If your injury or ailment isn’t an emergency, and you are not sure what to do, visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111 from your phone.
NHS 111 is there to offer help and advice 24-hours a day.
Please keep A&E free for those that need it most. Let’s do it together. Making the right choice helps us all.