These are for patients who are housebound or too ill to go out.
Please phone before 10.30am, giving the full name, address and telephone number of the patient and some details of their condition so that the doctor can assess the priority/urgency of the visits. The doctor is likely to ring you back to assess the situation further and to see if a home visit is required.
Visits are usually done after morning surgery and, depending on priority, there may be a delay before being seen. If you feel the patient is too ill to wait, please inform the receptionist. Please remember several patients can be seen in surgery in the time it takes to do a home visit. The doctor also works more efficiently in the surgery, and has easy access to nursing help, emergency drugs, hospital communications and equipment that cannot be brought to your home.