St Helier Update - COVID-19
St Helier Hospital remains open, A&E remains open, and that we are urging people to attend their planned appointments.
Joint Medical Director Dr Ruth Charlton, said: "A small number of people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the Renal Department and Intensive Care Unit at St Helier Hospital.
“The safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff is our priority and those who tested positive have been isolated from other patients, with arrangements in place to maintain safe and high-quality care.
The situation is isolated to the hospital and there is currently no indication of wider community transmission, but we, alongside our partners in the community, will continue to carefully monitor the situation.
We continue to follow all relevant infection prevention and control guidelines.
Visiting has been restricted in some areas, but as soon as clinicians are confident that the measures can be lifted in a way that is safe for patients and staff, they will be.
The Trust will continue to provide hospital-grade surgical masks at the entrances to our hospitals, and will ask that all visitors wear one throughout their time on site.”
Standard response to patients
It is not the responsibility of practices to organise coronavirus tests. If you have coronavirus symptoms or have been asked to get a test you can visit the gov.uk website to organise this, or call 119 if you cannot use the online service.
Coronavirus symptoms are:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
You can get a test for someone you live with if they have these symptoms. Do not get tests for people you live with who do not have these symptoms.
You can also get a test if:
- you live in England and have been told to have a test before you go into hospital, for example, for surgery
- your local council asks you to get a test
- you’re taking part in a government pilot project
Only get a test if you have coronavirus symptoms or if you have been asked to get tested. This will help make sure that people who need a test can get one.
We are aware that the testing service is currently very busy - Gov.uk advises to try again in a few hours if you cannot book a test now, or if the location or time are not convenient.
Welcome to Wrythe Green Surgery
We are still open and to keep you and other patients safe, we will be conducting the majority of consultations with online messaging, telephone, and video calls. Please do not visit the surgery unless you’ve been instructed to do so by the practice. The fastest way to contact us and book an appointment with an online consultation form (more details and instructions below). If you haven’t yet already, we encourage you to sign-up for online services and download the NHS App, which will make it easier for you to access care. If you are struggling please contact us on 020 8669 3232, but please try to help us keep the telephone lines open for those who need it most.
For the latest COVID-19 advice, please click HERE
COVID19: Parent Guide re access to medical treatment for Children COVID19 Parent Guide
We encourage you to download the NHS App, which you can use to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and access your medical records. Click Here to download the app on your phone and watch this video to learn more
Additionally, you can access online services with Patient Access here. To register for Patient Access, please call us on 020 8669 3232 to obtain the linkage key and click here to complete the registration.
Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus in China, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms is available on the .gov.uk website here
Prescriptions - Please allow 48 hours
Test Results - Please ring surgery 1 week after your test for the result
FLU JABS: Make sure you get your Flu vaccination if you are: 65 and over and an adult with chronic illness such as: heart, kidney or lung disease, asthma or diabetes
JUST THE FLU?
'If you are over 65 catching the flu can be very serious. It’s more important than ever that you do all you can to protect yourself, and your loved ones, by having the FREE flu vaccination.
Catching the flu whilst pregnant can be serious for you and your baby. The FREE flu vaccination offers the best protection for the both of you, and also helps protect your loved ones.
'For little ones flu can be horrible & sometimes serious. Protect your child by getting the FREE flu nasal spray & help stop the spread of flu to loved ones. It's available for 2 & 3 year olds, from your GP.
'If you have a learning disability you can get very ill from the flu.
Also if you are: Living in a nursing or residential home, HIV positive or undergoing chemotherapy
Flu Walk in clinics for Under 65 with chronic illness are: Saturday 26th Sept & 10th Oct & 7th Nov 8am-11.00am
Flu Walk in clinics for the Over 65’s are:- Wednesday 30th Sept & 14th Oct (cancelled due to a delay in receiving our supply of vaccine) Thursday 8th Oct & 22nd Oct 1.30pm-4.30pm
COME TO THE SURGERY OR GO TO YOUR LOCAL PHARMACY
Please wear a facial covering when at the surgery and follow guidelines given when receiving your Flu jab.
Please do not travel to the surgery by car unless strictly necessary as the car park will be closed.
FLU's for 50-64 year olds
Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
ST Helier Hospital Blood Test From August 2020
It is only bookable no walk in's. Please contact St Helier to book a blood test as follows:-
Online at http://www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk/blood-tests Or telephone on 0208 296 2000, extension 0843 or 8042.
Every Mind Matters
Please follow this link to get more information and help
At the moment MSK are not accepting new referrals given the current situation. Please see this website for some self help advice https://www,csp.org.uk/conditions/managing-pain-home
Our Mission Statement: To provide the highest quality holistic care and service to our patients in a safe, welcoming and friendly environment.
Our purpose built premises are wheelchair accessible and allow us to offer a comprehensive range of primary care services.
Doctorlink is a virtual health assistant which currently can be used to check your symptoms and book appointments.
Booking appointments is made easy through the simple website accessible online through your computer or mobile device.
You can seek clinically approved medical advice around the clock. Doctorlink will direct on how to best manage your symptoms or the right healthcare service to suit your needs.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
See our NHS choices page
(Site updated 19/10/2020)