Specialist Services

We have a number of services and clinics available.   Please telephone our reception on 0191 4885555 for further information or follow any details provided below for clinic information.

Community Nursing Staff (District Nurses)

The district nurses visit people who need nursing care in their own homes e.g after operations, when chronically sick or terminally ill.  They work closely with Social Services, MacMillan nurses, nurse specialists and voluntary agencies.  The district nursing service is a 24 hour service.  Equipment such as wheelchairs, commodes, zimmer frames and walking sticks can be arranged by district nurse or your GP. Tel  0191 2834599

Health Visitors

Health Visitors work in the community and are based at the centre.  Their role is the promotion of health and prevention of illness.  They run a variety of clinics including childhood immunisation.  For your appointment with a health visitor you should visit or telephone us.  Tel  0191 2834757.

 

Clinics are available for people with certain long lasting medical problems such as;

  • Asthma Clinic.
  • Chronic bronchitis/COPD Clinic.
  • Diabetes clinicc where the disease is controlled using diet alone or perhaps tablets.
  • Heart Disease Clinic (angina or previous heart attack).
  • Hypertension Clinic (high blood pressure).

Each October sessions are arranged for flu jabs – this is recommended for all those over 65 and for others at high risk.  Please speak to our reception staff for further information.

In addition special sessions are timetabled for smoking cessation apart from the usual surgery times.  Further information is available on request, please speak to our reception staff.

 

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