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Coronavirus Information:



The NHS in Cheshire and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.


 


The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.


 


Anyone who has travelled to China or places listed above in the last 14 days and develops symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, should immediately:


 



  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu

  • Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country


 


Information for the public is available at gov.uk/coronavirus


 


Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.


 


The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan, Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.


 


Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others.  Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.


 


 


Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:


 



  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.


 


You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus


 

When We Are Closed

Out of Hours

If you require urgent medical care between the hours 18:30 to 08:00, when the practice is closed, telephone NHS 111. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

NHS 111

If you require medical advice, you can contact NHS 111 at any time.  NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Walk-In Centre

For Minor illness and injuries, you could visit the walk-in centres based at Arrowe Park Hospital, Arrowe Park Road, Upton, Wirral; or Victoria Central, Mill Lane, Wallasey which offer nurse led services for minor ailments.

Eastham Clinic, Eastham Rake offers dressing clinic appointments.  The dressing clinics run 7 days a week from 9am to 12pm.  Appointments must be booked in advance by phoning 0151 514 2222.

Victoria Central Walk in Centre Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday 08:00am to 10:00pm.  X-ray 9:00am to 08:30pm

Eastham Dressing Clinic Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday 9:00am to 12:00pm - booked appointments only

Arrowe Park All Day Health Centre Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday 08:00am to 10:00pm 

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.  

 
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