28/04/2020: Temporary suspension of minor injury and illness services at Slough Walk-in Centre
The minor illness and injury unit at Slough Walk in Centre is to be temporarily suspended as part of the national effort to combat Covid-19 (coronavirus).
In recent weeks local health services have changed the way they work in order to support the national effort to halt the spread and the impact of the virus.
Hospitals have postponed some elective surgery, GPs have moved to a phone or online initial appointment system and many other services are operating remotely – all in line with national guidance.
Many NHS staff have been redeployed into new, temporary roles, to increase the response to Covid-19 and to support those treating the most seriously ill patients.
The impact of the virus and the national lockdown – with most people now staying at home as instructed – has resulted in attendances at the Slough Walk in Centre falling by 73 per cent.
In order to make the best use of resources, local NHS commissioners have taken the decision to suspend services at the Slough Walk in Centre from Thursday 30 April
When We Are Closed
When the surgery is closed you will hear a recorded message with the telephone number of our out-of-hours service (111). This is provided by NHS 111 (out-of-hours service) and the cover is provided from 18:30 to 08:00 (Mon-Fri) and all day Saturday/Sunday and Bank holidays.
Many problems can be dealt with over the telephone or you may be asked to attend a local surgery.
Only housebound patients will be visited at home.
In a genuine emergency, you should call 999. Chest pains and/or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
NHS 111 Online
111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally.
Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:
Treat yourself at home
Go to a Primary Care Centre
If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.
Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.