The Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at the New Selby War Memorial Hospital provide alternatives to our Emergency Department. The UTC usually has shorter waiting times than the Emergency Department and can help reduce the strain on our emergency services. This is a drop-in service.
Selby Urgent Treatment Centre
Staff in our UTC can assess and treat the following (providing they are not associated with complex healthcare problems):
Appropriate presentations include:
- Sprains and strains
- Broken bones
- Wound infections
- Minor burns and scalds
- Minor head injuries
- Insect and animal bites
- Minor eye injuries
- Injuries to the back, shoulder, and chest
- Colds, flu-like symptoms, coughs/chest infections
- Sore throats
- Eye infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Emergency contraception
- Minor skin complaints/rashes
The UTC cannot treat:
- Chest pains
- Breathing difficulties
- Major injuries
- Problems usually dealt with by a GP
- Stomach pains
- Gynaecological problems
- Pregnancy problems
- Allergic reactions
- Alcohol-related problems
- Mental health problems
- Conditions likely to require hospital admission
Opening hours and location
The UTC is located at the New Selby War Memorial Hospital. This Unit is open between 8am-8pm, seven days a week.
Selby War Memorial Hospital
Free car parking is available at Selby Urgent Treatment Centre.
Our Urgent Treatment Centre is staffed by a small team of triage nurses and urgent care practitioners (highly experienced staff with specialist minor injury and minor illness training)
X-ray facilities are available between 8.00am-4.30pm on weekdays and is closed on bank holidays and weekends. Outside these times we can still assess your injury but may transfer you to an Emergency Department if you require an X-ray.
If you find yourself in an emergency situation, please call 999 or visit your nearest Emergency Department. We encourage you to carefully consider your treatment options before arriving.
Within normal working hours, you can contact your GP for illness and/or medical conditions.
Please note that the GP Out of Hours Service operates out of the MIU at certain times. However, this is not a drop-in service, and you must call NHS 111 to make an appointment.
For dental problems please contact your dentist.