Home visits information

HOME VISIT REQUESTS – We feel that modern health care can best be delivered in a health care setting and therefore we try to discourage home visits. Individual circumstances may make a home visit desirable but please remember that visits by a doctor are not appropriate for common childhood illnesses, headache, earache, tummy bugs, sore throats or flu.

You may not be fit to travel by bus or to walk, but car transport is often available from friends, relatives or taxis. It is not harmful to take a child with a respiratory infection or fever outside.

Visits by the doctor are appropriate for terminally ill patients and truly housebound patients and we request where possible you contact us before 12pm to arrange this.

For sudden serious illness such as heart attack, shortness of breath, severe bleeding, severe abdominal pain it is more appropriate to arrange for an emergency ambulance by dialing 999