Services

Locala Walk in Centre

Service update

In line with national guidance we have made some changes to our service as part of Locala's COVID-19 (Coronavirus) response

COVID-19 Update

Dewsbury Walk in Centre - open for face to face appointments Monday to Friday 09:00-20:00. The last patient booking is at 19:30. During weekends and bank holidays we are open 10:00-18:00, with the last booking at 17:30 (please note, on occasion these hours may be extended based on patient demand, please contact 111 for the most up to date advice). Please book in at Dewsbury & District Hospital Emergency Department and ask for the Locala Walk in Centre.

Halifax and Todmorden Walk in Centres - are currently not open for face to face appointments. There is a virtual (video/telephone) service available every weekend 08:00-20:00. Please contact 111 who will assess and then direct you to our booking process.

The Locala Walk in Centres are a nurse led service with a dedicated team of experienced health professionals. We provide assessment, advice and treatment of minor illnesses and a selection of minor injuries.

A Walk in Centre gives you fast and convenient access to local NHS services, information and treatment without needing an appointment. All you need to do is book in at the emergency department to be seen by our team of experienced health professionals. We do not replace your local GP or hospital services but complement them. The Locala Walk in Centre is located within the Accident and Emergency Department at Dewsbury & District Hospital, and offers a nurse led assessment, advice and treatment service. Who might I see at the Walk in Centre? We have nurse practitioners and paramedic practitioners trained to diagnose and treat minor illnesses and injuries. We do not see patients under 1 years old or patients with pregnancy related illness.

The Locala Walk in Centres are located:  

  • within the Emergency Department at Dewsbury & District Hospital
  • Halifax and Todmorden, Calderdale. Please note, these clinics are currently operating a virtual service.

Below are examples of illnesses/injuries we can see:

  • Minor ear, nose and throat problems
  • Sprains and strains
  • Wound infections
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Minor head injuries (only in over 2 year olds and under 65 year olds)
  • Skin conditions
  • Minor respiratory conditions such as cough*
  • Mild abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Insect and animal bites and stings
  • Minor eye problems
  • Minor injuries to the back, shoulder and chest**
  • Wound dressings
  • Emergency contraception

*Respiratory conditions are currently being reviewed before being seen in the walk in centre to rule out potential Covid-19

**Injuries involving high impacts or people over the age of 65 are asked to contact 111 before attending with injuries as their management may be different.

Unfortunately, we cannot see patients to treat the following:

  • Pregnancy related illness
  • Injuries that may require X-Ray
  • Long standing medical conditions that are managed by your own GP.
  • Sick Notes/Fit For Work Notes.
  • Dental Problems - we can only provide pain relief not antibiotics.
  • Repeat Prescriptions - Emergency short supply only, we cannot supply controlled drugs even for short periods.
  • Ear syringing

If you are unsure if the Walk in Centre is the right place for you to be seen, please contact NHS 111 who can advise and signpost to various services.

Unfortunately, we cannot see children under the age of 2 years.

Who might I see at the Walk in Centre?

We have nurse practitioners and paramedic practitioners trained to diagnose and treat minor illnesses and injuries.

Contact

Dewsbury Walk in Centre

Open for face to face appointments Monday to Friday 09:00-20:00. The last patient booking is at 19:30.

During weekends and bank holidays we are open 10:00-18:00, with the last booking at 17:30 (please note, on occasion these hours may be extended based on patient demand, please contact 111 for the most up to date advice).

Please book in at Dewsbury & District Hospital Emergency Department and ask for the Locala Walk in Centre.

To speak to the Dewsbury Walk-in Centre directly, please call 01924 543059 during operating hours. Please note this number is not for medical advice but general information. Please use 111 for medical advice.

Calderdale

Calderdale Walk in Centres are currently not open for face to face appointments.  

There is a virtual (video/telephone) service available every weekend 08:00-20:00.

Please contact 111 who will assess and then direct you to our booking process.

What Our Patients Say

Patients are regularly asked about their experience. Locala respects the privacy of our patients and their carers and is committed to listening to a diverse population. Therefore, our surveys are anonymous and include equality and diversity questions for monitoring purposes only.


“Everything was very good overall. The nurse that saw me was fantastic and very thorough.”

“Everything was clear and a really friendly chap.”

“Didn't wait long - thorough appointment + friendly nurse.”

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