NHS 111 is working as normal and we have additional staff available to take calls. Members of the public are encouraged to use this number for any medical issue unless it is a life threatening issue in which case 999 should be called. The NHS Choices website (www.nhs.uk) has a wealth of health information as well.
Isle of Wight Outpatient Activity and Patient Transport
Outpatient activity will continue if patients can get into hospital or their clinic. However Patient Transport Services are only available to assist with the discharge of patients. Any patient who would have relied on Patient Transport to get to their hospital appointment will have their appointment rebooked.
Patients who are booked to have operations should make every effort to attend if it is safe to do so. If for any reason a patient’s operation is to be cancelled the patient will be cancelled.
Community Nurses are trying to get to as many home visits as possible. This may not be the Community Nurse you usually see because the nurses are covering each others area. The visits are also being prioritised on the basis of clinical need.
The Midwifery service will be assessing home visits as to whether they are essential. The Maternity Outpatient Department are triaging their service. Women will be contacted regarding induction of Labour and advice is being given on a case by case basis.
District Nursing Team and the Respiratory Team are making visits as normal where possible.
Patient Transfers Off Island
Transfers off Island will be made by ambulance because the air ambulance is unable to operate in the current weather.
GP Practices – Friday 18.1.13 as at 13.00
|Argyll House Ryde||Open have 3 GP’s working no nurses|
|Beechgrove Brading||Dr and Nurse at Brading, nurse only at Lake Dr trying to get to Lake, Home visits will be triaged|
|Brighstone / Niton / GodshillUpdated 13.00
|Godshill Surgery will close at 13.30Niton Surgery will close at 14.00Brighstone surgery is open now till 18.30 with one GP
Home visits will be triaged
|Brookside||Open as normal all staff currently working and hope to be able to provide normal home visits|
|Carisbrooke Health Centre||3 GP Nurses and HCA are running normal services, Home Visits with 4X4|
|Cowes Medical Centre||Most staff in. All GPs and Nurses working. Urgent home visits only.|
|East Cowes||Practice is open as normal there are no health services in the NHSIOW on the ground floor|
|Esplanade Ryde||We are open for business doing all that we can to include seeing pts, repeat scripts. Home visits will be limited. All visit requests subject to triage to a tel call first. I GP is out visiting on foot. Another GP walking in from Seaview|
|Garfield Road Ryde||One GP no nurses no home visits|
|Grove House Ventnor||No nurses only one GP, triage telephone calls and emergency surgery|
|Medina Healthcare, Newport||open|
|Pyle Street||We are open,Nurses and Doctors both running surgeriesCryotherapy clinics cancelled am and pm
Limited service for home visits we made need help with Home visits out of Newport
|Sandown||5 GP’s working as normal Nurses working as normal, Retinal screening van is working from the building and will be performing home visits but will telephone patients first|
|Shanklin||Open as normal GP are arriving but are running late. Will not take any more appointments for this afternoon but will run emergency surgery.Will be closed Saturday and will contact the booked patients.|
|St Helens||Open will all services functioning|
|Tower House Ryde||Open as normal all services running will triage all home vistis|
|Ventnor Medical Centre||Only one GP home visits will be a problem but GP has 4X4 and will contact those requesting a visits, GP are taking calls from home to triage|
Advice to Islanders
Please take great care. The advice to Islanders is to only venture out if it is essential to do so. If you do have to go out please take great care to avoid a slip, trip or fall.
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