Changes to Appointments from 3rd July 2017
We are aware that a significant number of you are becoming frustrated by the lack of appointments available at both Wallacetown and Douglas.
Unfortunately appointment availability is about to reduce further as the GP Locum arranged to cover Dr Sloss's maternity leave is leaving in July to take up a permanent post elsewhere. Dr Dunthorne will also be leaving us in early autumn and we have had no applicants to take up his position.
In an effort to try and make access to a GP appointment easier for you, and to cope with demand, we have taken the difficult decision not to offer routine appointments at Douglas Medical Centre or at Wallacetown Health Centre in the morning.
From the 3rd of July we will be running an Open Access surgery every morning at Wallacetown Health Centre. If you wish to see a GP them you can drop in to Wallacetown Health Centre between 8am and 9.45am Monday - Friday and you will be seen.
The surgery will operate on a first come, first seen basis. You do not have to phone in to access this surgery. If we feel you require blood tests, these can be done at the same visit.
Douglas Medical Centre will continue to be open from 8am-6pm. You can still hand in prescription requests into Douglas and the prescription will be ready after 48 hours as usual.
Nurse Appointments will continue to run as normal.
There will unfortunately be reduced GP telephone availability during the coming months.
We appreciate your patience during this challenging time.