Home Visits

Home visits

We would like you to help your doctor by coming to the surgery whenever possible and home visits are only recommended for:

  • The terminally ill
  • The housebound patient for whom travel to the surgery by car would cause deterioration in their medical condition.
  • Where home visiting makes clinical sense and is the best way of giving medical opinion.

Phone between 8.30 and 10.30 am to book home visit for that day.

Home visits may be made:

  • Following a conversation with a health professional it may be agreed that a seriously ill patient may be helped by a GP’s visit at home.

Home visits are not  appropriate for:

  • Heart attack or severe crushing chest pain – dial 999 and ask for an ambulance.
  • Fevers, cold, cough, earache, headache, diarrhea, vomiting, back pain.

 

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