THE Isle of Wight NHS has issued advice to patients following dirsuption caused by the snow today (Friday).
A spokesman advised Islanders to take care and only go out if necessary.
For details of how GP practices and medical centres have been affected, please see the table below.
Outpatient Activity and Patient Transport
Outpatient activity will continue if patients can get into hospital or their clinic.
However Patient Transport Services are only available to assist with the discharge of patients.
Any patient who would have relied on Patient Transport to get to their hospital appointment will have their appointment rebooked.
Patients who are booked to have operations should make every effort to attend if it is safe to do so.
If for any reason a patient’s operation is to be cancelled the patient will be cancelled.
District Nursing Team and the Respiratory Team are making visits as normal where possible.
Patient Transfers Off Island
Transfers off Island will be made by ambulance because the air ambulance is unable to operate in the current weather.
Advice to Islanders
Please take great care.
The advice to Islanders is to only venture out if it is essential to do so.
If you do have to go out please take great care to avoid a slip, trip or fall.
NHS 111 is working as normal and we have additional staff available to take calls.
Members of the public are encouraged to use this number for any medical issue unless it is a life threatening issue in which case 999 should be called.
The NHS Choices website (www.nhs.uk) has a wealth of health information as well.
| Practice || Access |
| Argyll House Ryde || Open have 3 GP’s working no nurses |
| Beechgrove Brading ||Doctors and nurse at Brading, nurse only at Lake. Doctor trying to get to Lake. Home visits will be triaged. |
| Brighstone / Niton / Godshill ||Godshill surgery closed at 1.30pm. NIton surgery closed at 2pm.Brighstone surgery is open now until 6.30pm with one GP. Home visits will be triaged. |
| Brookside ||Open as normal all staff currently working and hope to be able to provide normal home visits. |
| Carisbrooke Health Centre ||3 GPs, Nurses and HCA are running services. Home visits with 4x4. |
| Cowes Medical Centre || Most staff in. All GPs and Nurses working. Urgent home visits only. |
| East Cowes ||Practice is open as normal. There are no health services in the NHSIOW on the ground floor. |
| Esplanade Ryde || Open for business doing all that we can to include seeing pts, repeat scripts. Home visits will be limited. All visits requests subject to triage telephone call first. |
1 GP is out visiting on foot, another walking in from Seaview
| Garfield Road Ryde ||One GP, no nurses, no home visits. |
| Grove House Ventnor ||No nurses, only one GP. Triage telephone calls and emergency surgery. |
| Medina Healthcare, Newport || Open |
| Pyle Street ||Open |
Nurses and Doctors both running surgeries.
Cryotherapy clinics cancelled am and pm.
Limited service for home visits.
| Sandown ||5 GPs and Nurses working as normal. |
Retinal screening van is working from the building and will be performing home visits but will telephone patients first.
| Shanklin || Open as normal GP are arriving but are running late. Will not take any more appointments for this afternoon but will run emergency surgery.
Will be closed Saturday and will contact the booked patients. |
| St Helens || Open will all services functioning |
| Tower House Ryde ||Open as normal, all services running. Home visits will be triaged. |
| Ventnor Medical Centre ||Only one GP. Triage for home visits as limited service. |