Out of Hours
The doctors are happy to visit people at home if
they are housebound or genuinely too unwell to come to the surgery.
Home Visits are, however, very time consuming and reduce the number of
appointments we are able to offer - doctors could see 4 or 5 people at the
surgery in the time taken for just one visit. At home we have limited
access to records and equipment so care is generally better delivered in the
As a rule, we ask that patients come to the surgery whenever possible even if it
means asking a relative or friend to bring you or getting a taxi. Children can
almost invariably be brought to the surgery rather than seen at home.
We are only obliged to visit at home on the grounds of clinical need and not
because of difficulties with transport.
If you think you may need a home visit, please try to call the surgery before
10.00am. Visits are usually done over lunchtime and in the afternoon.
The doctor may call you before coming out to visit to see if there is another
way to help you with your problem.
Out of Hours
Daytime When Almondsbury Surgery is
closed (lunchtime, Wed after 5.30pm & Fri afternoon) Tel : 01454 626999
Other times: Night (after
6.30), weekend and bank holidays
Tel : 0845 121 0504 (626999 will also be redirected to
this number) A trained receptionist will take your details and you will receive
a call back from a doctor or nurse as appropriate. You will then be given advice
or offered an appointment at the out-of-hours centre where care is
currently supplied by Frendoc. (Both Dr Lockyer and Dr Hill, along with some
other local GPs do work for Frendoc.)
As detailed above, visits are
reserved for those who are genuinely housebound.
There is NO walk-in service, so do
not attend the centre without speaking to them first.
Some healthcare advice is available
24 hours a day from
The current location for the out-of-hours
centre is at Frenchay Hospital. The centre
is located on the left, just inside the main entrance to the hospital. There is
some car parking available.
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