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Out Of Hours

GP and nurse appointments are available at evenings, weekends, and Bank Holidays.

To book an appointment, speak to your GP practice or call
NHS 111 by dialling 111

Appointments are available for patients in South Cumbria at:

Westmorland General Hospital, Kendal, LA9 7RG
Out patients entrance and report to CHoC reception

Furness General Hospital, barrow in Furness, LA14 4LF
A&E Entrance and report to CHoC reception

Grange Medical Centre, Kents Bank Road, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 7DJ

Ambleside Health Centre, Rydal Road, Ambleside, LAS2 9BP

When We Are Closed

The provision of GP Out of Hours cover is undertaken by Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC).

To contact a doctor when the surgery is closed if you live in south Cumbria (covering the Westmorland, South Lakes and Barrow-in-Furness areas) you should telephone NHS 111 by dialling 111

(Hearing impaired users who need to contact CHoC please call (Typetalk) 18001 03000 247 247)

Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC) operates when GP practices are closed and normally this is from 18:30 - 08:00 Monday – Friday, and 24 hours throughout the weekend and on Bank Holidays. CHoC also covers afternoons when GP practices are closed for staff training.

The main CH treatment centres are located in:

  • Kendal – Westmorland General Hospital
  • Barrow – Furness General Hospital
  • Morecambe – Queen Victoria Centre
  • Lancaster – Royal Lancaster Infirmary

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.

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