Information For Patients

What to do if you are feeling unwell?

The threat of Covid-19 is still with us in society today and the risk of contracting the virus has lessened substantially since last March. However, it can be difficult to know what to do if you are feeling unwell.
It is important not to ignore or put off seeking medical treatment for other abnormal signs or symptoms you may be experiencing.

If you are feeling unwell:
Our surgery hours are operating as normal for telephone calls (046 9430098) and we can advise on whether an appointment may be necessary. Out-of-hours GP services and Hospital Emergency Departments are also still seeing patients and precautions are in place to help protect against the spread of coronavirus.

If you require urgent medical assistance call 112 or 999 and request an ambulance or go straight to Emergency Department.

Signs of Heart Attack:

  • Your chest feels tight or heavy.
  • You have pain that spreads to your arms, back, neck and jaw.
  • You feel or a being sick.

Signs of Stroke:

The sooner that a person suffering from a stroke receives medical attention the less damage is likely to happen.
The FAST acronym was created to help you remember the main warning signs of stroke and to act immediately by dialling 112 or 999.

FAST stands for:

Face – Has their face fallen on one side. Can they smile?

Arms – Can they raise both their arms and keep them there?

Speech – is their speech slurred?

Time – To call 112 or 999 if you see any single one of these signs.

Signs of Cancer:

Please telephone the surgery on 046 9430098 if you notice any of the following as earlier diagnosis can help improve cancer outcomes.

  • a new lump or bump
  • a changing lump or bump
  • abnormal bleeding
  • changes on your skin
  • unexpected weight loss
  • you are constantly tired