Home visits will only be made to patients who are considered to be too ill or immobile to come to the medical centre.There is no automatic right to a home visit.
Requests should be made before 10.30am giving the receptionist as much information as you can to assist the medical staff in deciding the degree of urgency.
All home visit requests are assessed by the home visit team (Doctors/nurses) who may call you back if further medical information is required. They will then either:-
- Plan to come and see you on the day or will forward plan a Home visit, or
- If your own doctor is not available another doctor from the medical centre may visit you, or
- If your condition warrants it, admission to hospital will be arranged.
Please note that we will not be able to visit you on the same day unless you call by 10:30am, except in cases of real emergency.