Festive Public Holiday Closures
We will be closed on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th December 2016
Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Should you require medical attention during this time, please contact NHS24 on 111 or in the event of an emergency, call 999 immediately.
In addition to providing 24 hour advice, NHS 24, along with GMED (Grampian Medical Emergency Department) provides emergency cover during the hours of 18:00 and 08:00 when the practice is closed, throughout the weekend and public holidays. If you need medical assistance between these hours, telephone NHS 24 on 111 (if you have any difficulties contacting NHS 24, please dial 100 for the operator).
A receptionist from NHS 24 will answer your call and either:
- Arrange for you to speak to a doctor or nurse
- Invite you to attend the centre to be seen by the doctor
- Arrange a home visit if you are too ill to visit the centre
Transport to and from the centre may be available if you cannot arrange this yourself. Out of hours cover is the responsibility of the local Health Board. Further advice and information can also be obtained from NHS 24, whom you can contact direct on 111 or by visiting http://www.nhs24.com/
For severe life threatening emergencies, call 999
You should call 999 for the following emergencies:-
- suspected heart attack or severe chest pain or breathlessness
- loss of consciousness
- choking and you are unable to help
- Suspected stroke
Attend the nearest A+E department/Casualty rather than coming to the surgery for any of the following:-
- a serious injury such as a suspected fracture
- head injuries especially if the person has been knocked out
- bad burns
- road traffic accidents
- eye injuries
- nosebleeds not settling with first aid
ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT
ALFORD MEDICAL PRACTICE
If you are one of the people within these high risk groups, eg
- Over 65
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
- (including asthma)
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Previous Stroke
- Degenerative disease
- Immunocompromising condition
- Unpaid Carer
- Child aged between 2 and 5 (not in school)then it is very important that you protect yourself with a ‘flu vaccine.
Please make an appointment to have this done at the Surgery
If you do not wish to have a ‘flu vaccination it is important that you contact Reception on (019755) 62253 to let us know.
CLOSURE FOR TRAINING
The Surgery will be closed
from 1.30pm on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 for training.
Should you need a Doctor during this time, please call the practice mobile:
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY
PLEASE CALL: 999
DID NOT ATTEND APPOINTMENT RATE
Ever wondered why you couldn’t see the Doctor or Nurse sooner?
Did you know that, in November 2016:
were booked by patients who then failed to attend them
36 Doctor appointments – equivalent to THREE afternoon surgeries*
53 Nurse appointments – equivalent to THREE morning surgeries*
If, in the future, you are unable to attend, please let us know in advance so that we can offer the appointment to someone else.
Alford Medical Practice