Home Visits

Home visits are available on request for patients who are housebound, terminally ill or too ill to come to the surgery. All requests for home visits will be assessed by a doctor.

The old wives tale that it is unwise to take a child out with a fever is blatantly untrue. It may well be that these children are not indeed fit to travel by bus, or walk, but car transport is sensible and always available from friends, relatives or taxi firms.

At home the doctor will only have limited equipment and it is often difficult to perform a full assessment of your symptoms. It is therefore essential that if it is at all possible that you attend the Surgery to see the doctor.

If you do need a home visit, it would be helpful if you could call before 11.00am. Please give the receptionist as much information as possible so that the doctor can give your request due priority. This helps to avoid unnecessary delays as the doctors are able to plan their rounds.

A doctor or nurse may phone you back as it may be that your problem can be dealt with by telephone advice.

Calls are usually distributed geographically unless a particular doctor is attending a particular patient, thus you may not necessarily be visited by your preferred doctor.