Home Visits are reserved for patients who are terminally ill or totally house bound. If you think you need a home visit, please call the surgery before 10am and request an urgent call back from a Doctor. Please be prepared to answer a few questions to help assess the urgency. The Doctor will then do an initial assessment by phone.
Home visits take a significant length of time and greatly limits the number of patients we can see, and so we do not provide home visits for travel or transport difficulties. If transport is an issue then please ask a friend, neighbour or relative to help with or alternatively, Eastwood Volunteer Bureau provide a Community Transport Scheme that can be used for travel to the surgery. http://www.eastwoodvolunteerbureau.org.uk/transport.html
For patients with reduced mobility, please exit the car or taxi close to the main entrance, we do ask people not to park in this area as it blocks the access for emergency ambulances and other patients.
Please help us to support all our patients, one home visit is the equivalent of 6 appointments.