As a result of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic it has been necessary for us to prepare for best way to manage this challenging situation.
We are writing to advise you that as part of a consortium of local GP Surgeries, we are setting up a temporary facility, located in a private area on the bus station car park.
A temporary structure will be erected over the next few days and will create a drive-through medical assessment centre, staffed by Doctors and other Healthcare professionals.
This facility will be self-contained and be purely focussed on assessing the severity of patients with Covid-19 symptoms. The site will be staffed by Doctors and other Healthcare professionals consisting those from local GP surgeries and from our wider group of NHS colleagues.
It is NOT a Coronavirus testing facility.
Following initial telephone review by 111 and further consultation with their local GP surgery any patient who requires an assessment would be allocated an appointment time. During the appointment, the appropriate clinical decision will be made on how best to manage the Covid-19 symptoms. Most people will be able to safely return home after assessment, others may require some further treatment and some may be advised of hospital admission.
Patients will only be seen on a strict appointment basis and can only attend by car (this is to maintain security and most importantly the safety of yourselves and our medical staff).
These are unprecedented times and we appreciate your support of the NHS during this health pandemic and the challenges it brings.
Thank you for your ongoing support.