Minor illness and injuries

For treatment of burns, cuts, sprains, wounds or infections, without an appointment, visit your urgent care service.

If you have an illness that is not life threatening, contact your GP surgery first if possible. You can still call your GP outside normal surgery hours, but you will usually be directed to an out-of-hours service. The out-of-hours period is 6.30pm to 8am on weekdays, and all day at weekends and on bank holidays.

You can also call NHS 111, which can give you advice or direct you to the best local service to treat your injury.  

If your injury is not serious, you can get help from a minor injuries unit or urgent care centre, rather than going to an A&E department. This will allow A&E staff to concentrate on people with serious, life-threatening conditions and will save you a potentially long wait.

Local urgent care centres

  • John Coupland Hospital, Ropery Road, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2TJ.
    Tel: 01427 816502
    Open seven days: 8am – 8pm

  • Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding Road, Pinchbeck, PE11 3DT
    Tel: 01775 652000
    Open seven days: 8am – 6pm

  • Stamford Hospital, Ryhall Road, Stamford, Lincolnshire,PE9 1UA
    Tel: 01733 678000
    Open Monday – Friday: 9am- 5pm

  • Horncastle Medical Group, Spilsby Road, LN9 6AL
    Tel: 01507 522477
    Open Monday – Friday: 8am- 6.30pm

  • Sleaford Medical Group, 47 Boston Road, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7HD
    Tel: 01529 303301
    Open Monday - Friday 8am – 8pm 
    Saturday & Sunday 8am – 6pm 
    Minor illness: Monday - Friday 6.30pm – 8pm 
    Saturday & Sunday 8am – 6pm 

  • Peterborough City Care Centre, Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6DB.
    Tel: 01733 847000
    Open seven days: 8am-8pm


  • Louth Hospital LN11 0EU
    Open 24 hours
    Tel: 01507 600100 ex1223

  • Skegness Hospital
    Open 24 hours
    Tel: 01754 613504

You can also search for minor and urgent care services in your area on the NHS website