COVID VACCINATION CLINICS AT ROSEMARY MEDICAL CENTRE - UPDATE 2 FEB 2021
- If you are 70 or over and have not had your Covid-19 vaccine please either :
- Contact us on 01202 723372
- Click nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
- Call 119
- Please do make sure you keep your vaccine appointment.
“The vaccine is safe, simple and will offer you and those around you crucial protection against this virus”
Dr Nikki Kanani Medical Director NHS England
If you are not already aware Rosemary Medical Centre, working together with The Adam Practice, Evergreen Oak Surgery, Lifeboat Quay Medical Centre, Poole Town Surgery and Dr Newman Family Health Services as Poole Central Primary Care Network are providing COVID Vaccination clinics at the Poole Ferry Port. There is parking on site, level access, and local taxi companies are aware of drop off and pick up areas immediately outside the entrance and exit. There are car park marshals, and volunteers to help with wheelchairs, and directing and assisting patients.
We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have received about our programme and to date we have vaccinated over 6000 patients and local healthcare workers.
We would like to publicly thank all our staff who have given up their spare time to help deliver this programme, and also the wonderful volunteers, our patient health champions, and others who have given up their time to help marshal cars and patients safely. We really couldn't do it without them. A big thank you also goes to Poole Harbour Commissioners who have been incredibly supportive in offering the passenger terminal building available to us to provide this service to our patients.
Having invited most of the over 75s, we have now begun inviting all those patients over 70 or those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (i.e. those who have been shielding). Some invites may now be sent via text message to allow those with a smartphone to book online. These text message invitations may be forwarded on to a close friend or family member to book on your behalf if you wish.
If you do not have a mobile phone or cannot book via this method, we will continue to telephone patients to book your appointment.
The speed at which we can deliver the programme is dependant on the availability and delivery of vaccine supplies from the central supply chain, so please be patient, and we will contact groups of patients in order of priority as soon as we have confirmed stock.
If you are aged over 70 or are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable and have not been contacted please contact the surgery on 01202 723372.
If you are a Health and Social care worker we did send out a survey asking patients to complete an online form. Whilst we are still able to book you an appointment we have now been advised that your employer will arrange your vaccination at the Mass Vaccination Centre at the BIC. Please contact your employer for more information in the first instance.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – IMPORTANT MESSAGE
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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – IMPORTANT MESSAGE
Do not attend the surgery unless you have an appointment or have been asked to do so by a GP. Please request prescriptions either via SystmOne on-line, or our website, or via the post. DO NOT collect your prescription from the Surgery as we will send this electronically to a Pharmacy of your choice – please specify where you would like us to send this. For any other queries, please telephone us in the first instance.
If you think you may be at risk of Covid 19 infection OR have symptoms of cough or fever, please use the 111 website in the first instance at https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 and ONLY telephone the surgery for an appointment if advised to do so by NHS 111. Or alternatively use our e-consult service for non-urgent advice from our GPs.
For many minor illnesses there is no need to visit the doctor.
Our appointment wait is becoming longer and availability to see a particular doctor is more difficult, because of the increasing frequency, that some patients visit the doctor. Before you make an appointment we recommend you visit our Self Help and Minor Illnesses, to see if your problem can be better dealt with elsewhere.
The Partners and staff at Rosemary Medical Centre are committed to providing you with the best possible care and attention at all times. It is important that we have your up to date address and contact numbers on file at all times; so please remember to tell us if you have moved or changed telephone numbers. All of our staff are bound by our confidentiality agreement and will also treat you with the respect you deserve.
About Rosemary Medical Centre
For more than 100 years, our practice has been caring for people in the Parkstone area. We are an exclusively NHS family practice, working from a modern, purpose built surgery, the sixth in our long history. We have a superb team of doctors, nurses, health visitors, reception and admin staff who are committed to the ethos of our NHS. But while our facilities are modern, our values are traditional, where patients’ needs come before costs.
Our car park is for our staff and patients alike and can accommodate 23 vehicles plus another 2 for disabled badge holders. Spaces are limited; please be considerate and careful when parking.
There is access and facilities for the disabled, including those in a wheelchair, at the surgery. Please discuss any potential problems when booking an appointment.
(Site updated 03/03/2021)