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16.3.2020 CORONAVIRUS - BILDESTON HEALTH CENTRE UPDATE

AS FROM TODAY AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO OFFER OUR OPEN ACCESS MORNING SURGERY. THERE WILL BE A TRIAGE SYSTEM IN PLACE. THIS IS TO PROTECT OUR VULNERABLE PATIENTS DURING THE COVID – 19 PERIOD.

BLOOD TESTS- WE ARE CURRENTLY DOING URGENT BLOOD TESTS AND INR TESTING.

ALL CURRENT BOOKED APPOINTMENTS- ALL CURRENT BOOKED APPOINTMENTS ARE BEING REVIEWED BY A CLINICIAN. FOR FUTURE APPOINTMENT PLEASE CONTACT US.

DISPENSARY- CURRENTLY OPEN AS NORMAL- HOWEVER PLEASE DO NOT CROWD THE WAITING AREAS.

HOW YOU CAN CONTACT US

THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT US IS THROUGH e- CONSULT - SEE THE BLUE BOX BELOWBY USING THIS IT WILL FREE UP OUR PHONE LINES.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP US

BE PATIENT – THE TELEPHONE LINES MAY WELL BE BUSY AS WE TOO ARE SHORT STAFFED AND HAVE LIMITED TELEPHONE LINES. WORKING IN THIS WAY IS NEW TO US TOO.

DO NOT STOCKPILE MEDICATION – IT IS NOT HELPFUL AND CAUSES DELAYS TO THOSE IN GENUINE NEED.

DO NOT VISIT THE SURGERY IN PERSON WITHOUT GOOD REASON.

 DO NOT ENTER THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE:

A HIGH TEMPERATURE AND/OR A NEW CONTINOUS COUGH. IF YOU HAVE THESE SYMPTOMS CONTACT 111 https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 OR BY TELEPHONE

TO ACCESS UP TO DATE INFORMATION USE OUR WEBSITE OR OUR TWITTER PAGE @BildestonCentre

PLEASE SHARE THIS MESSAGE FOR US – EITHER BY SOCIAL MEDIA OR IN PERSON.

We would like to thank all the people who have made offers of help. We will be in touch shortly.

Clinics & Services

Our nursing team provide the following services:

  • Asthma Clinic
  • Diabetes Clinic
  • Coronary Heart Disease Clinic
  • Blood Pressure
  • Injections and Immunisations,
  • Cervical Smears
  • Health Checks for Women and Men
  • Ear Syringing
  • Wound Dressing
  • Lifestyle Advice – including diet and smoking cessation

The nurses also help the doctors carry out minor surgery and other procedures.

Other Services

Maternity & family planning

All the doctors are approved to care for you during your pregnancy and delivery. This care may be shared with a consultant at the hospital, with your own GP and the practice attached midwife. The midwife, with whom we work closely, holds ante-natal clinics at the health centre on a Wednesday morning. Please ask at reception for details. The midwife will also consider requests for home deliveries as long as the circumstances are favourable.

All the doctors and nurses provide a full family planning service.

 
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