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King Street Walk In Centre update - for urgent, non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries

The walk-in centre at King Street will not be closing in September 2022.

King Street Walk in Centre update

The walk-in centre at King Street will not be closing in September 2022. 

The service is currently being reviewed to look at capacity and demand across our overall urgent care provision to make sure we are offering the services that meet the needs of local people and make best use of workforce and public funds.

To support this review, engagement work was carried out between November 2021 and January 2022 so that we could hear the views of patients and local people to understand what they value about the service provided by the walk-in centre.

We are now working to develop and enhance this service with an aim to ensure that any change to the service is in line with the latest national NHS guidance and the views expressed in public feedback.  Any change to the service, once agreed with stakeholders, will then be implemented in accordance with contractual requirements.

King Street Walk In Centre, 47 King Street , Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2SN, is open between 10am and 10pm. Ring the service on 01924 882350 to speak to the reception team who can help. This service is for urgent, non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries.

This is one of several important services for your health needs including:

  • NHS 111 - if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. To get help from NHS 111, you can go to 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 and over only) or call 111.  NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Pontefract Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) - to book an appointment, please ring NHS111.
  • GP practices
  • GP Care Wakefield - If you are registered with a Wakefield District GP practice and feel unwell when they are closed, you can get help from GP Care Wakefield. Just ring your usual practice number and you will be redirected to a trained clinician who can assess your issue and arrange a telephone consultation or appointment locally, if needed.
  • Community pharmacies - pharmacists are experts in medicines who can help you with minor health concerns.

You should only call 999 or go to an Emergency Department if you have a life-threatening illness or injury.