The Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at the Royal South Hants Hospital offers convenient, fast and expert treatment on a wide range of injuries or illnesses that are not life/limb threatening.
What to know:
The service is led by highly skilled nurses, who are supported by GP’s and other health professionals, who can offer treatment, advice and information for a range of injuries and illnesses that need urgent medical attention, but are not life-threatening. The waiting times can be considerably less than at the emergency department and the UTC team can also refer or direct you to the most appropriate service for you if you need to be seen elsewhere.
You don’t need to make an appointment, the UTC is open to all NHS patients and you can also call NHS 111 before visiting to get an appointment at a specific time.
Monday – Friday: 7.30am – 10.00pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays: 8.00am – 10.00pm
Last patient accepted at 9.30pm
Where to find the service:
Royal South Hants Hospital
Level B, Brintons Terrace
The service is located at the Royal South Hants Hospital. The entrance can be found adjacent to car park F, to the left of the main entrance on level B.
When to go:
The UTC can help adults and children with:
- x-ray for arms and legs
- a range of illnesses that need urgent advice or treatment, but aren’t life threatening, such as urinary tract infections (UTIs), rashes, ear and throat infections, fever and abdominal pain
- stitching and closing wounds
- minor head injuries
- sprains and strains
- suspected broken bones to arms, lower leg and feet
- removing splinters
- removing foreign bodies from ears, noses etc.
- dressing broken limbs and minor wounds, cuts, grazes
- wound infections
- minor burns
- insect and animal bites
- minor eye injuries
- minor injuries to back, shoulder and chest.
Find out more at www.royalsouthhantsutc.nhs.uk and check the current waiting times by following @Soton_UTC.
When not to go:
UTCs are unable to help with:
- serious medical emergencies posing an immediate threat to a person’s health or life
- serious head injury or loss of consciousness
- accidental or deliberate overdose of drugs
- severe allergic reaction
- severe blood loss.
For these conditions, you should dial 999 or go to your local Emergency Department.