We are introducing a booking system where people needing care for minor injuries will be asked to ring NHS 111. They will then be given an appointment time to attend the Urgent Treatment Centre (minor injuries unit).
This change will take place in the coming days and will be advertised online. In the meantime you can book an appointment by visiting the Urgent Treatment Centre (MIU) in person.
The Urgent Treatment Satellite Service at Fryatt Hospital, Harwich, is a nurse-led service which is open between 9am and 5pm every day including weekends and public holidays, for assessment and treatment of minor injuries such as:
- minor dislocations
- suspected fractures
- removal of foreign bodies
- burns and scalds
- bites and stings
- minor head injuries
For any emergency needing urgent or immediate treatment, such as chest pain, severe uncontrolled pain or bleeding, acute shortness of breath or severe injury, you should call 999 or go to the nearest Accident and Emergency Department, which is at Colchester Hospital.
Click HERE for the NHS advice page which tells you:
- When to call 999
- When to go to the Emergency Department (A&E) at a hospital
- When to call 111
- When to go to an Urgent Treatment Centre
- How to see an NHS GP out of hours
- How to see an NHS dentist out of hours
How to find us
The urgent treatment satellite service, which is now part of the Urgent Treatment Service for Harwich is based at:
Fryatt Hospital, Main Road, Dovercourt, CO12 4EX.
Harwich Hospital has the 102, 103, 104 – operated by First buses – at the front of the Hospital on Main Road. Panther operates the following service at the same stop. 118, 18, 2. There is a bus stop outside the hospital on Main Road. For bus timetables and routes please visit the First website
By community transport
Community transport schemes can help you to travel to the hospital. The services are for elderly and disabled people and for people in rural communities with no public transport.
Please visit Essex County Council’s website for more information.
By Non-Urgent Patient Transport Service (PTS)
PTS by car or ambulance is for patients whose physical or mental condition means that they are unable to travel in any other way and who require the skills of staff to support them during their journey.
Please visit the East of England Ambulance Service website for further information.
By car or motorbike
Leave the A12 at junction 29, following the signs for A120 Harwich and Clacton. Continue on the A120 for 8.5 miles. Then take Parkston Road and Main Road to the hospital.
Dovercourt Rail Station (DVC) is 1.1 miles from the hospital. The station does not have a taxi rank. The 102, 103 and 104 buses operated by First run from the nearby High Street to the hospital.
For train information and timetables please visit the National Rail Enquiries website
For bus timetables and route please visit the First website.
Car parking is free at Harwich Hospital.
- Visiting restrictions remain in place at the hospital to keep everyone safe during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.