The Emergency Department (sometimes called Accident and Emergency or A&E) is for people who need healthcare very quickly.
More information about coming to the Emergency Department at Dorset County Hospital is available in our easy read patient information leaflet.
If you are not in need of urgent care and you don’t need immediate advice, then you should make an appointment with your GP (family doctor).
You can also get help by speaking to your pharmacist.
Pharmacists work in pharmacies or chemist’s shops. This might be the place you get your medicines from.
An easy read leaflet on pharmacies is available here.