NHS Updates in West Berkshire

A new Primary Care Hub has been opened at Newbury Racecourse
The space has been specially adapted to support local people with coronavirus symptoms who require clinical assessment in the community.

The hub is only available to patients who have already gone through a structured medical triage system and have been identified as requiring further clinical assessment. Patients with coronavirus symptoms have been advised to self-isolate at home, if their symptoms get worse during this time they are advised to contact NHS 111 either online or by phone.

Changes to Minor Injury Service
The Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading is no longer running a Minor Injury Service through the A&E department to focus on managing the coronavirus outbreak. Patients requiring a minor injury service will need to visit one of the following sites:
-West Berkshire Community Hospital, Newbury. 10am – 6:30pm
-Bracknell Healthspace, Bracknell. 8am – 8pm
-Townlands Community Hospital, Henley. 10am – 6:30pm

NHS Dentists
While all routine NHS and private dentistry have stopped, the NHS is continuing to provide urgent and emergency dental care.
If patients have a dental emergency they should call the dental practice they normally attend during their opening hours for further advice. A member of the team will carry out a telephone assessment with you to assess dental needs.

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