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June Bank Holiday 2022

We close on Wednesday 1st June at 6.30 pm and reopen on Monday 6th June at 08.30 am (telephones open at 08.00 am). We are open as normal on Saturday 4th June between 08.00-12.00.

Additional appointments will be offered to patients under the Wolverhampton North Network during the closure and these are detailed below and in the section "Bank Holidays 2022" under the Opening Times tab.

June 2022
Bank Holiday Opening Hours
Thursday 2nd June Showell Park Health Centre 8.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
01902 446711
Friday 3rd June Showell Park Health Centre 8.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
01902 446711
Saturday 4th June Prestbury Medical Practice 8.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
01902 721021
Sunday 5th June Showell Park Health Centre 8.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
01902 446711


Only patients registered to the surgeries listed below can attend appointments:
Ashfield Road Surgery
Cannock Road Medical Practice
Keats Grove Surgery
MGS Medical Practice
Prestbury Medical Practice
Showell Park Health Centre
Woden Road Surgery


If you need to urgently book an appointment on this day, contact the surgery number as shown above. This is not a walk-in service – you must book an appointment

Home Visits

PRESTBURY MEDICAL PRACTICE

 

Home visit Policy

Chest pain, shortness of breath and loss of consciousness are emergencies please dial 999 for these symptoms

Requesting a Home Visit

Requests for visits must be made before 10.30am and at the latest 12noon. Please only request home visits if you are incapable of attending the surgery.

Patients who are able to leave home for other reasons would be expected to attend the surgery for appointments.

If a patient is encouraged to come into the surgery, it is often on the basis that this is where the best care can be provided. Completing home visits is also more time consuming for our GPs.

Whenever possible, try and come into the surgery as facilities here are far better for examination and treatment. It helps us to judge the urgency of the call if you describe the symptoms. The receptionists are trained to deal with your call so do expect to be asked.   All information is confidential. The doctor may telephone prior to, or instead of, visiting. Visits requested later in the day that are for the housebound, but are not urgent, will not be seen that day. Ring early if you wish for a routine call if you are housebound.

Children

Sick children will always be seen as soon as possible if brought into the surgery; it is not appropriate to wait for a visit.   We rarely visit children at home as a responsible adult should be available to bring them to the surgery.

In most instances patients can travel, especially children (it is not harmful to wrap up a child with a fever and bring them to the surgery).

Our home visiting policy

Due to increasing demand GPs can no longer automatically visit any patient who requests a home visit. All visits must now be triaged and dealt with according to clinical need.

GPs are better able to assess patients in the surgery where they have access to specialist equipment, good lighting and examination facilities and therefore it is always the preferable site for any consultation.

GPs having to visit inappropriate house call patients are delayed from visiting those patients who are in genuine need of a visit and therefore this poses an unacceptable clinical risk.

GPs are not responsible for ensuring that a patient has financial means to attend the surgery nor that the patient chooses to register with a practice that is difficult for them to get to in bad weather or without a car.

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