Cressex Health Centre

We believe in delivering high quality patient-centred care in the ever changing climate of the modern NHS.

Out of Hours

If you need urgent medical care when the Centre is closed, please call 111. You will then speak to a call handler who will direct your call to the most appropriate person to deal with your problem, either a doctor, nurse or paramedic. If they think you need to be seen, you will be invited to an Out of Hours base unless your medical condition prevents you from leaving home in which case a doctor, nurse or paramedic will visit you at home.

Accident and Emergency 999

Whatever the day or time, if you or someone you are with experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department or call 999. Accident and Emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can assess serious injuries and provide emergency treatment.

 

Minor Injuries and Illness Unit

There is a GP-led minor injuries and illness unit (MIIU) open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
It is based at the High Wycombe hospital site, and provides care to those with minor injuries and illnesses.
The MIIU is for minor injuries and illness which you cannot treat yourself or which you think are unsuitable for a GP appointment. Following assessment, you may be advised to treat yourself, go to your pharmacist or see your GP if more appropriate.
If you are unsure, always call NHS 111.
What the MIIU can treat:-
  • cuts and bruises
  • sprains and strains
  • bites and stings
  • scalds and minor burns (but not involving the head or neck),
  • infected wounds
  • suspected fractures
  • minor head injuries (no loss of consciousness) – ADULTS ONLY
  • objects lodged in ear/eye/mouth/nose
Do not bring seriously injured or ill children to the MIIU in Wycombe Hospital. Take them to the nearest A&E. Children with any head injury should be taken directly to A&E.
Please note that there is not an A&E department at Wycombe Hospital.