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Podiatry service telephone line fault at East Surrey Hospital

Please be aware that there is currently a known fault on the podiatry booking line 01737 231622 at East Surrey Hospital.

The line is working, but if the line is busy callers receive a message saying the line is unassigned, instead of hearing an engaged tone. 

If you receive this message, please hang up and try again later.

The fault is being looked into and should be resolved soon. 

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Thank you – from all at First Community Health and Care

An open letter: Thank you – from all at First Community Health and Care

As the NHS prepares to celebrate its 72nd birthday this Sunday (5 July), we at First Community Health and Care wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you to our patients, partners and the wider public across Surrey for their support and understanding during the last few months.

The coronavirus pandemic has been a challenging time for everyone, but over the last 16 weeks we have seen the communities we serve show us immense kindness, understanding, and appreciation.

First Community Health and Care listed as a UK Top 50 employee owned company

First Community Health and Care listed as a UK Top 50 employee owned company

At First Community Health and Care we are delighted to be a new entrant in the top 50 employee owned companies announced today 26th June  – Employee Ownership (EO) Day.

First Community Health and Care provide NHS health and care services including district nursing, rehabilitation and a range of therapies to children and adults across east Surrey and West Sussex.

New virtual support groups for parents with a new born

New Virtual Support Groups for Parents with a New Born

Free Virtual Postnatal Peer Support Groups are now available for parents in Surrey with a new born baby to help them get to know parents in their local area. Led by a trained counsellor and child-care professional, the groups are informal and fun and discuss a wide range of topics including infant feeding, sleeping patterns, baby massage, first aid and attachment.

Remarkable efforts by our 0-19 teams to keep vulnerable families safer during COVID-19

Remarkable efforts by our 0-19 teams to keep vulnerable families safer during COVID-19

Two of the most vulnerable groups in Surrey who have been experiencing especially tough times during lockdown, are the Gypsy Roma Traveller (GRT) community and homeless families. Recognising common problems they share, experienced Health Visitor Lisa Gavin acted swiftly at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to combine the two teams who normally support these groups in order to strengthen the offer of support.

Face coverings required from 15 June when attending clinics and Caterham Dene Minor Injury Unit

As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, by following Government guidance we ask that all members of the public (patients and visitors) attending our clinics and Minor Injury Unit  wear a face covering.  This guidance is effective from Monday 15 June 2020.  If you find it difficult to tolerate wearing a face covering because of age, a health condition or disability you do not need to wear a face covering. 

Online support to meet the emotional needs of your children

Online Support to Meet the Emotional Needs of Your Children

We all need support to meet the emotional needs of our families sometimes so the Surrey Wellbeing Partnership and local NHS experts have teamed up to create a new Facebook page to help you weather the COVID-19 storm.   It’s full of tips and ideas on how to meet the emotional needs of your children during the outbreak and beyond.

Attend Anywhere website for video consultations

Attend Anywhere website for video consultations

What is Attend Anywhere?

Attend Anywhere is a website used to connect clinicians and patients via video. This would occur instead of a face-to-face appointment, saving travel time and reducing the inconvenience of attending an appointment. This would require you to have access to a smart phone or computer with a webcam and also to have a good internet connection.

Who can attend/receive the service?