Patients are requested to telephone before 10.30am if a visit is required that day. These visits are intended only for those patients who are housebound or who are genuinely too ill to attend surgery.
Emergency visits only will be arranged after that time. Please give the receptionist as much information as possible to enable the doctor to allocate priority to home visits.
The doctor strives to make the most appropriate decision at the time which might not necessarily include a visit at home.
House visits are only available for patients who are housebound because of illness or disability.
Please remember that several patients can be seen in the practice in the time that it takes to make one home visit. There are also better facilities for examining and treating patients at the Health Centre.