How to Request a Home Visit

 

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Please telephone before 10 am. A doctor or nurse may phone you back as it may be that your problem can dealt with by telephone advice, or that it would be more appropriate to send a nurse, or indeed arrange a hospital attendance.

Home visits are only available for patients who are housebound because of illness or disability.

There is a continuing need for home visits for the house bound. Children with fevers can safely be brought to the surgery.

It should be remembered that each home visit takes approximately 30 minutes which includes a doctor's travelling and visiting time. For each home visit a doctor can see at least three patients in surgery.

Please think carefully before requesting a home visit and use this facility appropriately.

You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are housebound or unable to get to the surgery due to ill health.

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