Health, Social Care & Wellbeing

This page gives information/services information for our Local GP Practice; What to do if you are Unwell; Wye Valley Trust & Hereford Hospital; Dental Services; Adult and Children Social Care; St Michael’s Hospice 24 hour helpline; Stress, Anxiety and Depression; Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services; Parkinson’s Society; Red Cross;  Age UK ; Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS); The Cart Shed; Community Transport; Shopbmobility; –  Just scroll down the page for information on each.

Please let us know via Contact Us if there are any other local health or social care services we can add to this page. Thank you


LOCAL GP PRACTICE

Health - mortimer med prac logoThe Mortimer Medical Practice in Croase Orchard is the local NHS GP practice for Kingsland. Details of services, clinics etc can be found on their website below.

 

 

Opening hours are 8.30am – 6pm Monday – Friday

Telephone number 01568 708214

Mortimer Medical Practice Website 

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 gene.clark@nhs.net .


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 

NHS-111-LOGO-FINAL-CMYK-BLK_250x400Unwell, 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.


WYE VALLEY NHS TRUST AND HEREFORD HOSPITAL

Information on their services can be found here


DENTAL SERVICES

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 AND CHILDREN SOCIAL CARE AND INFORMATION

There is a page on Herefordshire Council’s website to access Children’s and  Adult Care Services and Information in the county. You can see it here.


ST MICHAEL’S HOSPICE 24 HOUR HELPLINE

Are you living with a terminal illness, or caring for someone who is? 

The incredible support St Michael’s receives from the community means your local hospice is now providing more care to more people for longer periods of time. St Michael’s mission is to ensure that end-of-life care is available to everyone who needs it. This includes patients, their family and friends. We want to enable people to do the things they want to do and make their life easier and more comfortable.

All care at St Michael’s is provided free of charge, and people can be referred by any health or social care professional involved in their care.

We care for cancer and non-cancer patients, and because everyone’s illness is unique, we offer a range of different treatments. Our regular outpatient clinics and support groups can give people the confidence and advice to help them live well with their illness. For example, people with fatigue and breathlessness can benefit from courses offering practical advice. Our occupational and physiotherapists can help alleviate or control a range of symptoms, and with personalised exercise programmes and home adaptations, they can make a real improvement to independent living. Our person-centred approach means we also provide psychological and emotional support through our counselling service and social care team.

Visiting the Hospice offers people a chance to socialise, make new friends and take part in activities that range from arts and craft sessions to informative talks.

We understand this can be a difficult time, and that’s why we’re here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You can call 01432 852 080 any time of the day or night, 365 days a year. 

This number is a single point of access allowing you to speak confidentially to members of our clinical team who can provide advice and information on subjects like accessing services and controlling symptoms.


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

health-alzhiemers-societyAlthough 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. More information by clicking here

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.

There is a Dementia Advisor in Herefordshire. Information here

Also, find more types of services and support in Herefordshire here


PARKINSON’S SOCIETY

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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.

 


RED CROSS

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


AGE UK HEREFORDSHIRE

Age UK offer a lot of advice and support for and to older people. Herefordshire services can be found on their website by clicking here.


ROYAL VOLUNTARY SERVICE (WRVS)

health-RVS-logoReceived 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

Cart-Shed-logoThe 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.

 

 


COMMUNITY TRANSPORT

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.


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