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Duty Team System/ Sit and Wait Clinics

 

In order to meet the demand for same day urgent appointments, we are now running a sit and wait clinic for invited patients.  If you are unable to wait for the appointment date offered as you feel you require, and meet the criteria, for a same day appointment, you will be offered a time to attend this clinic. 

Patients are invited at staggered intervals and we aim to see patients within 60 minutes of their arrival during their allocated time.  The service is a NOT a walk-in clinic, patients are required to ring so that an assessment can be made and an appropriate appointment offered.  A record of patients invited to attend is kept.

We respectfully request patients do not attend earlier than the time offered as this will just prolong their wait and clog up the waiting room and car park.

If you are not willing to attend or consider your condition can wait for a more convenient day, we respectfully request that you book a routine or acute appointment. 

Please make it clear to the receptionist if you require urgent telephone advice only.

 
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