Visits at home are designed for the truly housebound and terminally ill.
If possible please try to request a home visit by 10:30 as these visits are allocated to the doctors at the end of their morning surgery.
While we do appreciate it is difficult, there are few circumstances where someone is really too unwell to come to the surgery, especially so with children and the elderly. Equipment at the surgery allows us to provide a more thorough examination than at home. Also we are able to see an average of 4 patients at the surgery for each home visit.
Out of hours emergency calls are covered by doctors from local practices (including Elm Hayes) in the Primary Care Emergency Centre. The Co-operative is based at Paulton Memorial Hospital and your telephone call will always be answered by experienced nursing staff who can advise you and bleep the duty doctor if necessary.
To request a home visit from the district nurse, please contact the surgery.