7th August 2020 - Coronavirus Care in Hospitals
At the beginning of the pandemic, the Royal Hallamshire Hospital was the primary hospital in our region providing treatment for those people who had Covid-19 but as the number of patients rose, local hospitals began to provide this care. Now, as numbers have reduced, we no longer need as many hospital beds available for Covid-19 patients and we’re now aiming for people to be treated at the specialist centre only again. From Monday 10 August, if you live in Barnsley and need hospital care for Covid-19 you will be treated at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield as the region’s Centre for Infectious Diseases. This will be continually reviewed based on the local infection rates and numbers of people being admitted to hospital. Please continue to help us reduce the spread of coronavirus by following national guidance:
UPDATE July 2020 - Shielding Patients
Advice for shielding patients has is now changing: from the 6th of July, shielding patients will be able to meet up to 6 other people from different households, outdoors, provided they maintain social distancing. Shielding patients who live alone or are single will be able to form a ‘support bubble’ with one other household who they can visit and stay over. Outside this support bubble, they must maintain social distancing. From the 1st of August, shielding will be paused – which means that shielding patients will be able to return to work (provided that work is Covid-free and distancing can be maintained); children will be able to return to school; patients will be able to leave the house for shopping, worship and exercise whilst maintaining social distancing. Advise for shielding patients is changed/updated often. Please familiarise yourselves with the latest guidance at the gov.uk website:
All Patients attending the practice must now wear a face mask or a face covering. This is to protect all staff, patients and visitors. The face covering could be a scarf or any other garment which covers the mouth and nose
Please do not attend the Practice if you have a new persistent cough or a fever - Self Isolate for 7 days and visit NHS 111 ONLINE for further advice - DO NOT VISIT THE PRACTICE
If you have an appointment already booked, do not attend the practice if a fever / cough develop. Call the practice to cancel the appointment and self-isolate.
If you need an appointment, phone the practice if possible - avoid attending in person
The practice is operating a telephone triage - if you need an appointment, call the practice after 8:30 and a Clinician will call you back. Your problem may be dealt with over the phone or you may get invited to see someone at the practice. Early morning walk-in is cancelled
For further information / tips on how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe during this outbreak, please visit NHS 111 ONLINE
HIGH RISK PATIENTS
If you are at 'High Risk' of complications from Covid-19 (coronavirus), you have been advised to 'shield' and dont have anyone to support you, please click the following link and register for support:
If you are unable to register online, please call: 01226 774444
If you already receive Adult Social Care Support, please contact: 01226 773300 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm). Out of these hours, please call 01226 787789 if the situation is urgent.
Repeat prescriptions will be take over the phone to avoid putting our staff and patients at risk - please call the practice to order your repeat prescriptions. Prescriptions will be sent electronically to the Pharmacy. Phone lines may be busy due to increased demand. We recommend patients register for online access and ordering through the NHS app which can be downloaded on smart phones
Dr M Ghani
Dr I Butt
Dr E Malik
Dr S Kiyani
Dr S Abraham
The Cudworth Centre,
Tel: 01226 707120
Fax: 01226 707298
Extended access to GP appointments
Improving access to general practice: evening and weekend appointments now available.
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Reception Opening Hours
The Cudworth surgery reception is open between 8.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday.
The Monk Bretton reception is open between 8.15am and 12.15pm Monday to Friday, telephone: 01226 707281.