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First Floor Eagle Bridge Health & Wellbeing Centre, Dunwoody, Way Crewe, CW1 3AW
We’d like to thank everyone who completed our latest survey. To view the full report, please click here.
We will be closed for staff training in the afternoons of the following dates in 2013:-
|Tuesday 5th February||Tuesday 16th July|
|Wednesday 20th March||Wednesday 25th September|
|Tuesday 16th April||Tuesday 22nd October|
|Wednesday 15th May||Thursday 14th November|
|Thursday 13th June|
On these dates, please make sure that you deliver any samples or make any collections well before 1pm. When we re-open at 5pm, we will not be fully-staffed, so please try to save any routine matters until the following day.
If you need urgent medical advice whilst we are closed, please telephone 01270273666
We are pleased to welcome Dr Helen Lightfoot. She has been working with us on a temporary basis for some months, and is now joining us long-term. She will work part-time, generally on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Cases of whooping cough (pertussis) in very young babies are on the increase. This is a distressing and potentially dangerous illness for anyone, and particularly so for tiny babies. Babies are vaccinated against pertussis at 8 weeks of age, but it is during the period between birth and this first vaccination when they are most vulnerable.
The Department of Health recommends that women are vaccinated against pertussis in the final third of their pregnancy (between weeks 28 and 38). In this way, the mother will pass some degree of immunity to their unborn baby.
Please get in touch with the practice if you are at this stage of your pregnancy and we will arrange vaccination.
Most people make a careful note of their appointments, and then cancel them if they find that they no longer need or have to rearrange them. This is really helpful, as we can then make efficient use of our appointments, and give as many patients as possible what they want. We have made it easy to cancel your appointment by providing a 24 hour voicemail message service (01270 275199), so just leave a message any time of the day or night and please give us as much notice as possible (cancelling with 10 minutes’ notice doesn’t really help us at all). That way, you’ll be helping us to help you.