Almshouse SurgeryTel: 01924 784103
Sandal Castle Medical CentreTel: 01924 258955
If you have received an invitation to attend for a flu injection, please ring the surgery of your choice and make an appointment with a nurse.
If you have not received an invitation to attend but feel you are eligible for a Flu Vaccination please contact reception staff at either surgery
Patients can have their blood tests done either at Almshouse or Sandal by making an appointment in the blood clinic
If you are aged between 16 and 75 years and you have not been to the surgery for three years or more, we would be happy for you to make an appointment to see one of our nurses for a health check If you are over 75 years old and you have not been to the surgery for 12 months or more, we would be happy for you to make an appointment to see one of our nurses for a health check.
We would encourage our new patients to complete the Health Questionnaire and we are happy for our new patients to make an appointment with a nurse for a new patient health check.
A team of district nurses, employed by Wakefield West PCT, is attached to the Almshouse Surgery (Trinity Medical Centre) and Sandal Castle Medical Centre. They look after patients from these surgeries only. Qualified to degree and diploma level, these district nurses cover a wide range of patients both from the point of view of age and the conditions that patients have.
Mainly working with patients in their own homes, our district nurses also hold clinic sessions at Almshouse surgery for patients who are mobile and only requiring simple treatments. Clinic session appointments can be made through surgery reception. Or, the District Nurses can be contacted on telephone number 01924 327220 between 9.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.
The practice-based midwife works with our doctors and the hospital consultants to ensure that pregnant women receive the care they need throughout their pregnancy, and after the baby is born. She will see these women in the surgery (both at Trinity Medical Centre and at Sandal Castle Medical Centre) on a regular basis throughout their pregnancy, with attendance becoming more frequent as the pregnancy progresses.
The midwife will help women to choose where and how their babies will be delivered, will explain what all the tests are for, will arrange attendance at antenatal classes and help with choosing and preparing for how the baby will be fed.
She will keep in touch with the family doctor who will, in any event, carry out a routine examination at 28 weeks. Finally, she will pass the care of the baby to the health visitors, usually before the baby is 28 days old.
A team of health visitors, employed by the Wakefield West Primary Care Trust is attached to Almshouse Surgery and Sandal Castle Medical Centre. Our health visitors are qualified nurses with special training in child health, health promotion and health education. They are here to listen to you and to help, advise and support you in a number of different ways. The health visitors can be contacted on telephone number 01924 327219 between 9.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.
Most of you will have heard of health visitors and are likely to associate with visiting new babies and their families at home. Whilst this is an important part of their role it is not quite all of it. We have given a summary below of how our health visitors can help you to achieve a healthy life, both physically and mentally, by supporting you with:
Our health visitors are based at the Sandal Castle Medical Centre and can be contacted through the receptionists.
Please call after 2pm to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request at this times.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.
Over the next 3 months (Jan,Feb & March), Almshouse Surgery will be open on a Saturday Morning from 9-12 noon, for routine and same day appointments.
Please contact the surgery on 01924-784103 to book an appointment.
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