The Practice has access to a Community Paramedic Team who work for the Primary Care Network (7 practices across Northwich) who can attend for Home Visits if required and suitable.
The Paramedic is not a fast track to the hospital or A&E but can assess patients for the GPs and nurses and can advise on next steps. You should expect a visit from the Paramedic Team unless the team state otherwise.
As the Practice is very busy we ask for your co-operation in attending surgery whenever possible for your appointments.
However, if you are too unwell or too immobile to attend, please telephone 01606 544240 before 10:00 Monday to Friday as this assists in the planning visits in the early afternoon.
It is helpful if you can give the receptionist an indication of the problem so that the team can prioritise the urgency of the request. Always ensure there is a contact telephone number in case the team wish to speak with you prior to the visit.
Patients recently discharged from hospital, who need nursing follow up, will routinely be seen by the district nursing team who are based out of Firdale Medical Centre.