This page gives information on our Local GP Practice; What to do if you are Unwell; Dental Services; Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services; Parkinson’s Society; Red Cross; Wye Valley Trust & Hereford Hospital; Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS); The Cart Shed; Community Transport
Please let us know via Contact Us if there are any other local health or social care services we can add to this page
LOCAL GP PRACTICE
Opening hours are 8.30am – 6pm Monday – Friday
Telephone number 01568 708214
The practice welcomes feedback from patients. Suggestions can be made by leaving something in one of the suggestion boxes or by speaking to one of the staff. We can also be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE UNWELL
Every year Hereford Accident and Emergency Departments sees thousands of patients who could have been seen elsewhere. If you are not sure where to go contact the surgery or NHS Direct for advice.
Hangover, grazed knee, sore throat, cough? Treat yourself with advice from a chemist
Toothache? Go to the dentist or call the Dental Access Clinic at Leominster (see Dental Service) or thee are longer hours in Hereford here
Unwell, unsure, confused, need help? For advice telephone 111 which is the new NHS111 non emergency line for help and advice. Their website is here
Ear pain, acute back ache? Phone your GP. Out of hours our telephones are diverted to Primecare
Cuts, sprains? Go to the minor injury unit at Leominster Community Hospital
Life threatening or very serious conditions/injury? Go to Accident and Emergency or telephone 999.
There are no dental services in Kingsland. the nearest are in Leominster and Weobley.
The Leominster Dental Access Clinic is on 01568 619 380 and you can access their website here
ADULT CARE AND INFORMATION
There is a good page on Herefordshire Council’s website on Adult Care Services and Information in the county. You can see it here.
STRESS, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
The LET’S TALK SERVICE is an NHS service for those living in Herefordshire needing support with symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression, we provide courses and individual therapy and we accept self or GP referrals,
We can be contacted on 01432 347606 and there is more general information and how to book courses on the NHS website here.
Making life better 2gether
ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA SERVICES
There is a new service for carers and dementia sufferers starting in Leominster from 1st February 2015. It is a joint funded project by the Alzheimer’s Society, Herefordshire Council and the University of Worcester and is only the second of its kind in the UK. For more information please click the link here.
Although there is no branch of the Alzheimers Society in Kingsland, there is a very good Leominster group. The Memory Café is a service for people worried about their own memories, or people close to them. It is held in Leominster Community Centre every second Wednesday of the month 12 noon to 2pm.
It’s a great opportunity for people to chat with others in a similar situation over a light lunch, and receive support and understanding. A different speaker each month gives us information and advice on different aspects of living with memory problems and related illnesses. Everyone affected by dementia is very welcome to come along. We ask for a small contribution towards refreshments.
Also, find support in Herefordshire here
See link for Hereford and Leominster branch information or go to the National Site Home Page where lots of information and advice is given to fellow sufferers.
The Red Cross gives a range of support to carers and those who require care at home as well as a range of other services. Information can be found on their local branch web page here
WYE VALLEY NHS TRUST AND HEREFORD HOSPITAL
Information on their services can be found here
ROYAL VOLUNTARY SERVICE (WRVS)
Received from the WRVS on 2nd September 2013:
“As you may already know, to mark our 75th anniversary, WRVS have relaunched as Royal Voluntary Service.
We’ve got big ambitions for the years ahead as we plan to reach more than two million older people. It’s more important than ever that everyone needs to know who we are, what we do and how we help improve the lives of older people in Britain.
Your web visitors can see full details at our new website by following this link. Thank you.”
You can also find information on local Herefordshire services here.
They also offer Community Transport if you need help getting out and about so check the link above.
THE CART SHED
The Cart Shed is a Community Interest Company (a social enterprise) offering therapeutic activities for adults with mental health problems and young people at risk of exclusion from school. We use woodland, a farm and a spectacular walled garden as the venues for the rural skills therapy programmes we run. More information is available on our website www.thecartshed.co.uk ; please take a look.
If you need to get to health appointments and don’t have your own transport please check out Transport page here for Community Transport available locally.