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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

When to use a Walk-in Centre

Walk-in Centres (WiC) are nurse-led facilities that provide assessment, treatment and advice for minor injuries and illnesses including:

  • infection and rashes
  • emergency contraception and advice
  • bruises
  • burns and strains
  • coughs, colds and flu-like symptoms
  • sore throats and earache
  • hayfever, bites and stings
  • minor cuts and wounds – wound care and dressings
  • skin complaints - rashes, sunburn, headlice
  • stomach ache, indigestion, constipation, vomiting and diarrhoea
  • women's health problems, e.g. thrush, menstrual advice
  • men's health problems
  • muscle and joint injuries - strains and sprains*
  • Suturing*
  • xray*

*These services are only available at Victoria Central Walk-in Centre and the Minor Injuries Unit.

The walk-in centres on the Wirral can be found here:

Walk-in and pre-bookable attendance slots via NHS 111

  • Eastham Walk-in Centre, 31 Eastham Rake, Birkenhead CH62 9AN
    Monday – Sunday, 12.00 noon – 8.00pm (including all bank holidays, except Christmas Day)


  • Victoria Central Walk-in Centre & Minor Injuries, Mill Lane, Wallasey CH44 5UF
    Monday – Sunday, 8.00am – 8:00pm (including bank holidays)
    (X-ray facilities – open at 8.00am – 7.30pm)


  • Arrowe Park Urgent Treatment Centre, Arrowe Park Hospital, Arrowe Park Road CH49 5PE
    Monday – Sunday, 8.00am – 10:00pm (including bank holidays)


Walk-in and pre-bookable attendance slots 

  • Minor Injury & Illness Service (Delivered by Miriam Primary Care Group), Miriam Medical Centre, Birkenhead Medical Building, Laird Street, Birkenhead CH41 8DB
    Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 8.00pm and Saturday and Sunday, 8.00am – 8.00pm

To book an attendance slot at Miriam Injury & IllNess Service, please call 0151 652 6077


Car parking

Free parking is available at Victoria Central Walk-in Centre but charges may apply at Arrowe Park Urgent Treatment Centre at Arrowe Park Hospital.