WELCOME TO EASTGATE MEDICAL GROUP
COVID-19 restrictions at Eastgate Medical Group after 19th July 2021
From 19 July 2021 there will be no changes to COVID-19 restrictions at the practice.
Staff will continue to wear the appropriate PPE and we urge patients to phone us whenever possible rather than coming into surgery. Patients who do come into surgery will still need to wear a mask, use hand sanitiser and socially distance.
These measures will help to protect those patients on site who are sick, vulnerable, or unvaccinated. They will also help to minimise the risk of our staff catching COVID so we can continue to offer services for patients as we have done throughout the pandemic.
The continuation of current infection prevention and control measures at the surgery is consistent with many other healthcare providers across the country and we know you will understand the need to keep everyone as safe as we can.
Thank you for your cooperation – let’s continue to stay safe together.
UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF PATIENTS COMING INTO THE SURGERY FOR APPOINTMENTS WITH SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS DESPITE HAVING BEEN SCREENED OVER THE TELEPHONE AND GIVEN ADVICE REGARDING THIS.
PATIENTS ATTENDING APPOINTMENTS WITH POTENTIAL CORONAVIRUS ARE PUTTING BOTH OUR STAFF AND OTHER PATIENTS AT RISK WHICH MAY ULTIMATELY IMPACT ON THE SERVICE WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE.
DEEP CLEANING OF CONSULTING ROOMS DUE TO THIS HAS BEEN UNDERTAKEN A NUMBER OF TIMES AND CAUSES SIGNIFICANT DISRUPTION AND RISK TO OTHERS.
PLEASE COULD WE ASK ALL PATIENTS TO THINK CAREFULLY BEFORE ATTENDING AND PAY CLOSE ATTENTION WHEN BEING SCREENED OVER THE TELEPHONE.
The situation regarding Coronavirus is changing on a daily basis. For the latest up to date information and advice about testing please visit:
NHS Coronavirus advice
EXTENDED HOURS ACCESS
We now offer routine appointments with GPs, advanced clinical practitioners, practice nurses and healthcare technicians at the following times:
Tuesday Mornings from 7.30 until 8am
Thursday Evenings from 6.30pm until 7.30pm
Please Note: The Extended Hours Access service is available at our Hornsea surgery. Opening times at our Branch site remain unchanged
Please find below a list of alternative services that are also available with contact details:-
MINOR INJURIES & URGENT CARE CENTRES 7am-11pm 7 Days A Week.
Beverley 01482 478880 Bridlington 01262 423464
People can walk into an Urgent Treatment Centre but the advice is to ‘talk before you walk’ by contacting NHS 111 and, where appropriate, a clinical advisor will assess symptoms, provide advice and guidance or decide what medical help is needed, advise where to go and if needed arrange an appointment. If the patient is 2 years old or younger – please telephone 111 before attending any urgent care / minor injuries unit.
THE WOUND CLINIC, HORNSEA COTTAGE HOSPITAL
01482 247111 - Choose Option 3
Please telephone for an appointment for your wound review / stitch removal / dressing change.
PHYSIO DIRECT SELF REFERRAL SERVICE Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm
Get advice quickly about neck or back pain, recent injuries and any muscles and joint problems by professionals specialising in the field.
LOCAL COMMUNITY PHARMACIES Your local pharmacist is a healthcare professional who can give you clinical advice and treatment for common illnesses such as coughs, colds, minor infections and aches and pains. They can also help you decide whether you need to contact other healthcare services such as contraception and sexual health. See a member of our team for individual contact details.
SURGERY BASED COMMUNITY LINK WORKERS A new service to help support local people with their health and wellbeing needs and to help people access the right services at the right time. Can offer advice and support with issues affecting mental and physical health and wellbeing. Ask one of our team for further details or an appointment.
NHS HEALTHTRAINERS 0800 9177752 www.nhs-health-trainers.co.uk Health Trainers provide personal support and motivation to adults across the East Riding who wish to lead a healthier lifestyle. They can help with issues surrounding weight loss, healthy eating, alcohol, mental wellbeing, smoking and physical activity.
IESO DIGITAL HEALTH 01954 230066 www.iesohealth.com/eastriding Online talking therapy in East Riding of Yorkshire. Free service. Evening and weekend appointments. One-to-one with a qualified psychotherapist. Quick access to therapy.
PRIVATE SERVICES GP Appointments are for patients with clinical needs. If you have a form which you need the doctor to sign, an insurance issue to discuss, a form the doctor needs to fill in or require any administrative support (i.e. a letter of support), please speak to a member of our team who will be able to help you. Please do not book a GP appointment for this.
NHS CHOICES www.nhs.net – Visit the NHS Choices website for an A-Z of symptoms, conditions, medicines and treatment and for further local services in your area.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
The practice serves a population of over 12,000 patients. Our main surgery premises are in Hornsea and we have a branch surgery in Aldbrough. There is good disabled access to both premises.
The illustration of The Mere, Hornsea is reproduced from an original water-colour painting kindly loaned to us by local artist Mr Patrick Burton.
(Site updated 21/07/2021)