Health in Bath
don’t like to think that we’ll be taken ill
or have an accident whilst visiting another part of the
country or the globe, but it’s best to be prepared
should anything happen.
If you start to feel unwell during your visit to Bath
the first thing you should do is call the NHS Direct
helpline on 0845 46 47. Explain your symptoms to the
trained health staff on the other end of the telephone
who will then be able to advise you on what your next
step should be.
Nurses and other health staff who work for the NHS Direct
cannot give diagnosis over the phone but will offer
advice on minor ailments and also tell you if you
need to go to the accident and emergency department of
the local hospital.
If you would prefer to see someone in person to discuss
your symptoms you could go to the NHS Walk-In Clinic
Cambridge House, Henry Street.
Situated at the rear of Marks and Spencer store in Henry
Street, the clinic is open from 7am-10:00pm daily
and maintains strong links with local doctors and hospitals.
Should they be unable to help you, they will arrange for
you to receive the appropriate treatment either from a
doctor or at the Royal United Hospital.
Royal United Hospital [map],
Combe Park serves more than 500,000 people in its immediate
area. A visit to the accident and emergency department
here enables visitors to receive prompt, free treatment
for serious injuries and illnesses.