Welcome To The Health Centre, Abercynon
N Sanghani, J Klocke, D L Croxton, A E Good, A C Harrison
The Health Centre
Rhondda Cynon Taf
Fax: 01443 740228
website is a guide to the services provided by the medical practice at the health
centre. Please read it carefully. The five doctors work with nurses, health visitors,
midwives and a full supporting staff, to provide a comprehensive primary care
service to six and a half thousand patients in the Abercynon and Mountain Ash
area. We are constantly looking at ways of improving the quality, range and availability
of our services to you and we appreciate your comments and suggestions. There
is a suggestion box in the reception area.
& Doctors’ Consulting
The surgery is open from 8.00am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday.
BOOKING ON THE DAY APPOINTMENTS
If you wish to have a same day appointment or an emergency appointment please telephone the surgery as early as possible to be allocated a consultation time. The telephone lines are open from 8.00am - 6.30pm Monday to Friday.
Telephone advice is available from your GP or Practice Nurse. Please note these consultations can be for advice only and are not for unwell patients. If you would like to take advantage of this please ask one of the receptionists who will arrange for you to be called back.
During busy periods telephone consultations will be suspended, however during these times please feel free to ask one of our receptionists to relay a message on your behalf to one of our GPs. This member of staff can then ring you back with the GPs response. All are staff are bound by confidentiality agreements.
AMBULANCE TRANSPORT FOR HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS
Eligible patients will need to telephone the Transport Booking Centre at least one week before the appointment date on freephone number 0800 32 82 332 When you ring please have a pen and paper ready and the following details: • Address (including postcode) • Telephone number • NHS number/hospital number • Name of hospital/clinic/treatment centre & department you will be attending • Date and time of appointment The booking Centre is open from 8.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.
Dr Croxton is currently on maternity leave. We would like to wish her and her family our very best wishes.
If you are in this age group it is very important that you take up the vaccine. It is being offered in response to a rapidly growing increase in cases of a highly aggressive strain of meningococcal disease group W.
If you’re planning to go to university, please make an appointment before leaving for university. You are at more risk of meningitis and septicaemia in the first weeks at university when you mix with lots of new people, some of whom may unknowingly carry the meningococcal bacteria, which is usually spread through prolonged close contact.
As the vaccine will also boost your protection against MenC, it replaces the "Freshers’" MenC programme which has been in place for the past year.
If you decide not to have the vaccination please let us know so we can enter this on your medical records.
Further information on the vaccination programme and meningococcal disease can be found at:
This disease can cause meningitis and septicemia that can kill in hours and those who recover may be left severely disabled. The vaccine also protects against three other meningococcal groups too – A, C and Y.http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/men-acwy-vaccine.aspx
MenACWY vaccine is currently being offered as a newvaccination programme for all 17 and 18 year olds born between 01 September 1996 and 31 August 1997. This vaccine protects against meningitis.
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