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When We Are Closedclosed_sign

Fochabers Medical Practice works with G-Med and NHS24 to provide emergency cover during evenings, weekends and public holidays.  If you have a medical problem which you feel cannot wait until the health centre re-opens, please telephone the health centre number 01343 820247

Your call will be diverted to NHS24 automatically, and will be answered by a trained nurse.  The nurse may give advice, if appropriate, or will direct your call to the doctor on call.  You may be asked to attend Dr Gray’s Hospital for treatment, if this is appropriate.

If your condition is LIFE-THREATENING ring 999.

Emergencies - when you should attend hospital:-

  1. heart attacks, presenting as severe tightness or pain across the chest, sweating and breathlessness
  2. collapse or other sudden illness
  3. overdose of tablets
  4. choking
  5. sudden severe bleeding
  6. accidents involving unconsciousness, possible fractures or blows to the head

We recommend that patients living in rural areas keep a note of their postcode or six-figure grid reference to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service in finding their address.  It would also be helpful to give instructions on accessing more remote addresses.

Public Holidays

Fochabers Medical practice is usually open during local, but closed for public holidays, including the Christmas and New Year holidays.  Details will be posted throughout the health centre.

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

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