Hello to my wonderful clients. I really hope that you are staying well and managing to cope during this very unsettling time.
After new directives from the CoP (College of Podiatry), I’m pleased to let you know that we are able to open our doors for emergency patients during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Emergency patients are classed as patients who
– Are at risk of ulceration
– Are at risk of the break-down of ulcers
– Patients with infections
– Patients experiencing severe pain
We are also able to accept patients who are key workers, who if not treated, would not be able to continue to work.
HOW TO BOOK EMERGENCY PODIATRY APPOINTMENTS
Before booking an emergency appointment, please consider whether the risk of your foot problem outweighs the risk of Covid-19.
If you do decide that you need to make an appointment, please contact us on 01226 759 660.
KEEPING YOU SAFE
To make your visit as safe and as efficient as possible, we ask that you follow the below protocol:
– Please arrive just on time – our waiting room will not be available during this time
– Please arrive to your appointment alone or ask your chaperone to wait outside.
To minimise the risk of infection, we are adhering to the strictest of hygiene practices as usual. Additionally, we will be allocating extra time in-between appointments to allow us to clean our workspace and reception area thoroughly.
We will also be wearing PPE including aprons, double gloves and face protection.
We ask that all patients use the hand sanitiser on entry and exit to the clinic, and that payments are made by card only where possible.
OUR REVISED OPENING TIMES
You can book an appointment with us during the Covid-19 lockdown on the following days and times:
Mon 10 – 2 pm
Wed 8.30 – 12 noon
Thu 1.30 – 4.30 pm
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you feel that you need help – we will be happy to advise you on whether you should visit us for an appointment or secure an appointment for a later date.
Take care and please do stay home as much as possible to stay safe and help to support our NHS.
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