Emergency and useful services

From hospitals to 24-hour fuel stations, here's the essential information you may find helpful during your time in White Cliffs Country.

Medical services

For life-threatening emergencies call 999 or 112in a medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.

For urgent, non-emergency medical assistance or advice, please call 111or visit www.111.nhs.uk  NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can ask for a translator if you need one. If you’re deaf and want to use the phone service, you can use the NHS 111 BSL service – visit www.interpreternow.co.uk/nhs111. You can also call 18001 111 on a textphone.


There are two Urgent Treatment Centres in the area - these are usually overseen by doctors (sometimes GPs) working with nurses. They can diagnose and deal with many of the common problems people go to A&E for. Use this facility if you need urgent medical attention, but it's not a life-threatening situation. These are things like:

  • sprains and strains
  • suspected broken bones
  • injuries, cuts and bruises
  • wound dressing
  • stomach pain
  • coughs, colds and breathing problems
  • vomiting and diarrhoea
  • skin infections and rashes
  • high temperature in children and adults
  • mental health concerns.

If a doctor decides you need a prescription, they can organise one for you. Emergency contraception is also available.

Buckland Hospital, Coombe Valley Road, Dover CT17 0HD. Tel - 01304 222510

  • Open 7 days a week, 8am to 7.30pm

Victoria Hospital, London Road, Deal CT14 9UA. Tel - 01304 865400

  • Open 7 days a week, 8am to 6.30pm

Doctors' surgeries 

Visiting NHS patients who need to see a doctor can get temporary registration (up to14 days) at any local surgery, but the surgery does not have to accept visitors unless it is an emergency. Non-NHS patients can be seen on a private basis but will be charged.


If you need urgent treatment and do not have a dentist, or if you need to see a dentist out-of-hours, contact NHS 111.

Calling for help at sea

For emergency assistance call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard. For emergencies at inland water spots, such as lakes and rivers, call 999 or 112 and ask for Fire and Rescue services.

An orange and navy lifeboat in Dover Harbour in front of the Lifeboat station
We hope you won't need to call the Coastguard while you're here, but we're lucky to have two stations - at Dover and Walmer - with fantastic Lifeboat crews if you do.

Vehicle recovery services

FFH Recovery & Car Transport, 54 Melbourne Ave, Dover CT16 2HU. Tel - 07731 310663
Carl’s Recovery, 19 Hewitt Rd, Dover CT16 1TH. Tel - 07784 487614
Andy's Garage, Eric Rd, Dover CT17 0TE. Tel - 01304 207206
Knights Recovery & Transport Services, Unit C3, Enterprise Centre. Tel - Deal CT14 6PJ, 01304 267842
Autotranz Recovery Services, Western Road, Deal CT14 6PJ. Tel - 01304 239655
J’s vehicle Services, Jubilee Rd, Worth, Deal CT14 0DS. Tel - 07710 134708
Annett Autos, Sandwich Industrial Estate, Sandwich CT13 9LN. Tel - 01303 647546

Mobile phone shops and services

Phone sales

EE store, 44 Biggin St, Dover CT16 1DB. Tel - 01304 214978
O2store, Unit 3c St James Retail Park, Dover CT16 1QD. Tel - 01304 206227
Vodafone, 21 Biggin St, Dover CT16 1BH. Tel - 07881 267188

Phone repairs

Dover Phone Repair Centre, 51 Biggin St, Dover CT16 1DB. Tel - 07900 040711
Mobile Phone Mechanic, Unit 1b, 11-16 Biggin St, Dover CT16 1BD. Tel - 01304 211010
Prism Technology, 1-3 Beauchamp Ave, Deal CT14 9EX. Tel - 01304 449873
Tech Doctors, covers Deal/Dover/Sandwich. Tel - 07857 032463

Post Offices


17 Queen Street, Deal CT14 6ET
Co-op, Beauchamp Avenue, Deal CT14 9EX
Kingsdown Village Newsagent, Upper Street, Kingsdown, Deal CT14 8BJ


61 Biggin Street, Dover CT16 1DD1
Buckland Avenue, Dover CT16 2NR
71-72 London Road, Buckland, Dover CT17 0SR
Bewsbury Cross Lane, Whitfield, Dover CT16 3HB1
Chilton Way, River, Dover CT17 0QB
181 London Road, Temple Ewell, Dover CT16 3DF
Aycliffe Church Centre, Old Folkestone Road, Dover CT17 9HN
High Street, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15 6AU


16-20 Market Street, Sandwich CT13 9DA


Safe & Secure, 7 Effingham Crescent, Dover CT17 9RH. Tel - 01304 211220
Marshtech Security. Tel - 01304 600800 or 07540 236 035
Deal Locksmiths, 9 Clarence Place, Deal CT14 6BJ. Tel - 0800 731 7999
Garry Collins Locksmiths, The Street, Finglesham, Deal CT14 0NE. Tel - 07970 129186

Fuel stations 

Open 24 hours

  • Esso, Dover Road, Walmer, Deal CT14 7JH 
  • BP, Sandwich Road, Whitfield, CT16 3LF 
  • BP, Limekiln Street, CT17 9EF
  • BP, 6-12 Folkestone Road, CT17 9RU
  • Tesco, Honeywood Parkway, Whitfield, Dover CT16 3PS

Shorter opening times

BP Service Station, 47-51 London Road, Deal CT14 9TF - open 6.30am-11pm
Shell, A2 Guston Road, Dover CT15 5FA - open 6am-10pm
Gulf, 88 New Street, Sandwich CT13 9JP - open 6.30am-10.30pm
Esso Rontec, Ramsgate Road, Richborough, Sandwich CT13 9ND - open 6am-12am
Gulf, Ramsgate Road, Richborough, Sandwich CT13 9NL - open 6am-11pm

To report a crime

Call 999 or 112 if
• a serious offence is in progress or has just been committed
• the suspect is still at the scene
• someone is in immediate danger or harm
• property is in danger of being damaged
• a serious disruption to the public is likely

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use the textphone service 60066.

For non-emergency reports, call 101 or visit www.kent.police.uk. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service 18000.


Other useful numbers

For power cuts and electrical emergencies, call UK Power Networks: 0800 31 63 105

For water supply problems or to report a burst water main, call Affinity Water: 0345 357 2407

For waste water problems, call Southern Water: 0330 303 0368

For gas emergencies, call National Gas Emergencies: 0800 111 999

NB If you think you have a gas leak or can smell gas, leave the house.