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The Beeches Medical Centre

The Beeches Medical Centre

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Keeping heathly during Covid

 

Support for older people and those who are shielding

 

Please click on the link below for healthy advice on keeping active during the Coronavirus outbreak.

 

clickhere https://www.hdft.nhs.uk/content/uploads/2020/05/PHE-Active-at-Home-Booklet-21-May-ELECTRONIC.pdf

 

 

 

 

Patient masks when visiting surgery ( posted on Jun 12, 2020 ) 

 

 

From Monday 15. 6. 2020 government guidelines state that patients need to wear a face covering or mask when visiting their surgery.

 

When coming in to the surgery for any reason, or for an appointment, please ensure that you are wearing a face covering.  Masks will not be provided by the practice.

 

Thank you for your co-operation during the Covid pandemic.

 

 


 

 

05.06.2020 - Dedicated COVID Patient Advice Line

 

In line with services moving back to business and usual processes, the dedicated COVID Patient Advice Line has now transferred back to the CCG Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS).  

 

Anyone requiring support or advice should contact the PALS service via the freephone number: 0800 218 2333 or email mlcsu.customercarelancashire@nhs.net

 

The Helpline staff can answer administration type of  queries:-

 

Please contact this number as an alternative to contacting the practice.


 

 


 

 

05.06.2020 - Phlebotomy Service during COVID

 

Due to COVID-19, the Phlebotomy Service at the Beeches Medical Centre which normally operates on a Tuesday and Thursday has been temporarily suspended  until further notice. 

 

The Phlebotomy Service at Widnes Health Care Resource Centre has also been temporarily suspended.

 

In the interim, patients can have blood tests at the following locations;

 

The Beeches Medical Centre - This is an appointment only service. Please ring 0151 424 3101 to book an appointment with one of our nurses for a blood test.  Please DO NOT attend if you have not booked an appointment.  To keep our patients and staff safe we ask you to attend unaccompanied if possible.

 

Whiston Hospital - No appointment necessary. The service operates Monday to Friday; 8:00am to 5:00pm

 

St Helens Hospital - No appointment necessary. The service operates Wendesday to Friday; 8:00am to 5:00pm

 

Highfield - (former hospital site) - Walk in service - Monday to Friday 8am - 11am.  Please go to rear carpark where the phlebotomy service will be signposted for access to patients.

 

Important Information - At all locations patients will be required to wear a mask/3 layer face covering when attending for a blood test.

 


 


 

 

Patient Notice

Please see the privacy notice below regarding summary care record during the Covid 19 pandemic by clicking here

 

 


 

 

Important changes to Widnes Urgent Care Centre - 24.04.20

 

Due to COVID - 19 Widnes UCC opening will be open between 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.

 

The service is now an appointment only service.

 

This means we will no longer routinely be accepting walk-in patients until further notice.

 

Anyone requiring urgent care for an illness or injury will need to call the centre on 0151 495 5000. Patients will only be offered an appointment after a telephone assessment.

 


For medical advice please continue to contact NHS 111

 

 


 

 

New Information for patients - posted 26.03.20

 

From Monday 30th  March 2020 we are closing our doors at lunchtime from 12 noon - 2pm.

 

If you ring the surgery during this closure time you will be re-directed to an emergency number,  which should only be used for a medical emergency that cannot wait until we re-open at 2pm. 

Please do not use the number for any other reason.  Thank you.

 

 

 


 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE - CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION - 17.03.2020

 

 

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR THE LATEST NHS ADVICE REGARDING CORONAVIRUS

 

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

 

PLEASE STAY AT HOME IF YOU HAVE CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS.

 

PLEASE DO NOT GO TO A GP SURGERY, PHARMACY OR HOSPITAL EVEN IF YOU HAVE A PLANNED APPOINTMENT.

 

The latest guidelines from NHS England and The Government are as follows;

 

Please stay at home for 14 days if you have either:

 

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough

 

If anybody in your household have these symptoms then please self isolate yourself and your household for 14 days.

 

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT 111 TO INFORM THEM THAT YOU'RE STAYING HOME

 

If anybody in your household have these symptoms then please self isolate yourself and your household for 14 days.

 

 

If you are currently symptomatic with coronavirus symptoms and you need advice then please see the guidelines below;

 

Use the NHS111 online service if 

 

  • you feel you can not cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
  • you have symptoms and also suffer from a respiratory condition like asthma or copd.

If this relates to you then please use the NHS 111 coronavirus service. Please click here to visit 111 online

 

Please only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

 

 

How to avoid catching our spreading coronavirus

 

 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often - Do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if you hands are not clean

 

Treatment for Coronavirus

 

There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus.

 

Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses.

 

Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness.

 

You'll need to stay in isolation, away from other people, until you have recovered.

 



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