Important changes to our urgent treatment centres
From Monday 4 April 2022, our Westgate Road urgent treatment centre (UTC) will be reopening for walk-in patients, with a new time of 8am until 8pm, 7 days a week.
The Westgate Urgent Treatment Centre is a nurse-led unit for patients with minor injuries and illnesses. It is staffed by specially-trained nurse practitioners, staff nurses and healthcare assistants.
Examples of conditions treated at the Westgate Urgent Treatment Centre include:
- Coughs and colds
- High temperature
- Urinary tract infections
- Simple cuts and bruises
- Foreign bodies superficially embedded in tissue
- Minor trauma to hands limbs and feet, sprains
- Minor burns or scalds
- Emergency contraception
- Ear, nose and throat problems.
The Urgent Centre is a nurse-led service, supported by the medical staff of the RVI Emergency Department as required.
No appointment needed
You do not need an appointment at the Westgate Urgent Treatment Centre – just turn up and wait your turn to be treated. In addition, your GP can also refer you here for treatment if appropriate.
Our staff have access to many services within the hospital and community. These include: the Emergency Department, medical specialties, outpatient clinics, social work teams and GP surgeries.
This means that you will receive the best possible treatment and advice from the most appropriate health care professional.
Westgate Urgent Treatment Centre is location on the old Newcastle General site.
8am – 8pm