Welcome to Wellwynd Practice
Modern Healthcare...Traditional Values
Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) -udate 13.3.20
We are open for emergencies only. If you feel your symptoms are an emergency please contact us by PHONE.
We are not offering any routine appointments. This also applies to treatment room.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE – PHONE FIRST
Advice on what to do if you think you have coronavirus is available at
Patient Advice -
ADVICE RE CORONAVIRUS
If you have symptoms which may be due to coronavirus infection please visit the NHS Inform webpage www.NHSinform.scot and read through the information provided to see if you can find the answers to any questions you may be have. This website contains general information about the coronavirus and is updated frequently as the situation develops.
If you think it is important to speak to someone, please call 111 and speak to NHS 24. Please do not call the Practice as NHS 24 is now providing advice and, if appropriate, will arrange an appointment for you in a specialist centre. These measures are essential if we are to slow and reduce spread of coronavirus, helping save lives.
If you wish general information about the coronavirus situation, and don’t have symptoms, please visit the NHS Inform website and if your queries are not answered please phone the NHS Inform free helpline 0800 028 2816.
The helpline is open from Monday to Friday from 8am to 10pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 6pm.
If you are a key worker and you are looking for occupational health advice please contact your occupational health service.
If you've developed a cough or fever in the last 7 days, stay at home for 7 days from the day your symptoms started.
You can return to work after 7 days if you're improving and no longer have a temperature. You don't need to be completely symptom-free to return to work.
Advice for people staying at home
Phone your GP or NHS 24 (111) IF your symptoms:
are severe or you have shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
worsen within the 7 days you're at home
haven't improved after 7 days
Further advice can be found at -
Coronavirus Information Poster
Advice for travellers
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advisories are subject to change, with travellers advised to check the FCO foreign travel advice page for the latest advice, prior to travel.
Travellers to countries reporting cases of COVID-19 should follow local public health advice during travel and UK public health on their return.
Information on COVID-19 is available on the TRAVAX www.travax.nhs.uk
(for travel healthcare practitioners) and fit for travel websites
HPS page on Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Working Together For Better Health
The Practice is the oldest and largest Practice in Airdrie. We provide services to patients living in Airdrie, some districts of Coatbridge and the surrounding villages. In addition to traditional health care we also provide health screening as well as a wide range of complementary therapies and always aim to have a holistic approach.
Your health is very important to us. By working in partnership with you we can ensure that you get the very best from the services offered at the Wellwynd Practice. The Practice asks that you take responsibility for your own health and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you are unsure of any aspect of advice or treatment that we give then please discuss it with us – together we can develop the best health care plan for you.
We offer leaflets on a wide range of health care issues. Please help yourself to a selection from our waiting rooms.
Our partnership must be built upon mutual respect and understanding. We agree at all times to treat you with dignity, courtesy and respect. In return we expect to be treated the same. If you make an arrangement to see us please uphold this. We will guarantee that your appointment will always be honoured except in extreme circumstances. At such times you will be contacted and a suitable alternative offered.
(Site updated 26/03/2020)