In the event of a clear medical emergency such as the development of severe chest pain or collapse, you should call for an ambulance on the emergency number 000.

If uncertain, the doctor on call will usually be available to speak to you and advise if the ambulance is needed. Where children are involved, you should seek advice at an early stage of any illness.

Most injuries such as cuts requiring stitches, sprains, dislocations, suspected fractures, burns and eye injuries can be handled most efficiently by your family doctor.

We ask that you contact us first before attending the local hospital or medical services.