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Medical Facilities for Winster
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for residents and visitors

Whitworth Hospital

at DE4 2JD between Darley Dale and Matlock on the A6 (about 4 miles from Winster)

Minor Injuries unit open 0800-2200 7 days- but no resident doctor.

Tel: (01629) 593003 - Minor Injuries unit
Tel: (01629) 580211 - General Office


Royal Hospital, Calow, Chesterfield

At S44 5BL on the A632 about 2m east of Chesterfield (about 15 miles from Winster)

Major hospital with full Accident & Emergency Department

Frequent users can make big savings on parking costs with a 14-visit ticket

Tel: 01246 277271

Other A&E departments:

Derby - DE22 3NE off A38 South: 21m
Mansfield - Kingsmill Hospital NG17 4JL on A38: 21m
Sheffield (Children 0-16): at Children's hospital, near University S10 2TH: 22m
Sheffield (Adults): at Northern General, the far side of the city at S5 7AU: 27m

Winster Medical Centre

The Medical Centre
Leacroft Road
Nr Matlock

Tel (01629) 650207

The same group of doctors also run the medical centres in Darley Dale and Youlgrave and it is sometimes possible to arrange an appointment at one of those centres if the Winster times are unsuitable for you.

Defibrillator and Emergency Telephone Tree

Winster has an emergency Defibrillator, which is in a locked yellow cabinet on the wall of the shop at the top of Woodhouse Lane. The 999 service will give you the lock code if they think you need to use the machine.

But how can you get the defibrillator if you need to deliver CPR to your partner? This is where the Winster Emergency Telephone Tree comes into action. Call (01629) 698699 and your call will ring the phones of ten volunteers across Winster. The first to get to the phone will answer your call - and you can ask them to get the Defibrillator to you (and perhaps send another helper to share with CPR).


Winster Surgery does its own dispensing, but if you need a Chemists at other times, the nearest Chemist's is Jayne A Hibbard Pharmacy on the A6 in Darley Dale (01629 733375). Matlock and Bakewell each have several chemists. B. Payne & Son have a pharmacy in Wirksworth (01629 822607).

I have failed to find any online "Out-of-hours rota" for the area, so the best I can do is suggest you try calling the two Matlock pharmacies which share the duties; Manor Pharmacy 01629 57924 or 55644 or Boots on 01629 582189. The "extra" hours are 5.30pm to 6.30pm Monday to Friday, and 12 noon to 1pm on Winter Sundays and Bank Holidays. Boots in Matlock opens 10am to 4pm on Summer Sundays.

Boots at Church Farm in Ripley (01773 748192 DE5 3TF, 16 miles from Winster) are open (including pharmacy) until midnight Monday-Saturday and 10am-2pm on Sundays