|When the surgery is closed between 6.30pm and 8.30am we use the Out of Hours Emergency Service called South East Health (formerly On Call Care).
South East Health (formerly On Call Care) is an association employing many of the local GPs; so rather than being on call consistently for each Practice it allows a smaller number of doctors to be on call for the whole of the area. They are based at Maidstone Hospital for telephone advice and base visits when asked to attend by the doctor, but in certain circumstances they can arrange home visits.
Please remember that this system is for urgent use only and should not be used for problems that can wait for normal surgery hours. South East Health can be reached on 03000 242424. All calls are recorded for legal reasons.
If you have an urgent problem out of the usual working hours for the District Nurse (for example a dressing change due over the weekend which has been forgotten) then please ring South East Health.