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Autumn/Winter 2021 - Pressure on our service
Posted on 24 Sep 2021
Like all medical practices we are currently facing high demand for our service. As we move into Autumn, there are more viral illnesses around and patients are concerned and want to be seen by a doctor. In particular there are lot of babies and young children who need seen now. Add this to the ongoing care required for our elderly patients, those with pre-existing medical conditions, mental health issues, those whose hospital procedure has been postponed and anyone who becomes unwell suddenly this means our service is under tremendous pressure. There are no extra doctors available to help us at this time. All doctors, nurses, admin and other staff at the practice are working extremely hard to deliver the best service we can during this difficult time. We hope our patients understand when we have to operate an URGENT ONLY policy - this is done to ensure that the doctors can provide safe medical care and so those with the greatest need can access it. We will also be beginning our weekend flu vaccine campaign soon (and covid vaccine boosters when this is agreed by the Department of Health) - this means many staff will be working a 6-day week throughout the next few months. We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.