Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Adel Surgery temporary closure
Alwoodley Medical Centre is taking measures to protect patients and their staff. This includes changes to the way appointments are booked, reducing face to face appointments and increasing telephone/video consultations. We need to introduce additional temporary measures for business continuity and to make best use of our available workforce. In our case this means that our smaller branch site at Adel needs to close temporarily.
We understand that this may cause concern among patients, and particularly those in Adel. These measures have been introduced out of necessity to ensure we continue to offer good patient care. For many, and in support of the governments social distancing instructions, this will be over the telephone or by video consultation. Face to face appointments and home visits are being provided on those occasions where it will make a real difference to the care provided.
Whilst we appreciate that we have a current engagement process regarding the permanent closure of the Adel site this is entirely unrelated to that, and is a temporary closure related to developments around the Coronavirus pandemic.
If anyone thinks they may have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) please do not come to the GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home. If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine. There’s more information about what you need to do when you stay at home at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
If you cannot cope with your symptoms, your condition worsens or your symptoms do not get better after seven days then you should use the NHS111 online service https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19.
Alternatively you can call 111 if you need to speak to someone. For more general advice please use the NHS website www.nhs.uk/coronavirus”