Introducing the Ashford Centre
Written by Head of Communications
From 1st July 2009, the walk-in centre at Ashford Hospital became part of the new Ashford Health Centre, run by Greenbrook Healthcare, a GP-led organisation which already manages six practices in close-by Hounslow.
The new health centre employs four experienced GPs and has been integrated with the walk-in centre service. This means there will now be GPs working alongside experienced emergency nurse practitioners which will complement their role and offer an extended service for local people. Patients will continue to have timely access to the hospital’s diagnostic services, such as X-ray, ensuring a comprehensive local service.
Patients will still be able to walk in to access care - either from an emergency nurse practitioner or from a doctor, and will also have the opportunity to register with the new practice as well.
The new service has been commissioned by Surrey PCT and is one of 150 new “GP Led Health Centres” being set up across England to increase access to GP services.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those staff from the walk-in centre who have transferred over to Greenbrook, and we wish them all the very best in their new roles. We will continue to have close links with the new health centre, and look forward to our continuing relationship in the future.
Head of Communications
Changes to overnight services at Ashford walk in centre
From 1 July 2010, there will be changes to the overnight services based at Ashford Walk in Centre.
Following a review, it has been identified that only a very small number of patients use the overnight GP service that are based at the walk-in centre between 10pm and 8am. GPs are available from 8am to 8pm.
Therefore, GPs will no longer be on site after 10pm. If patients need urgent GP medical advice during the out of hours period they can call Thamesdoc.
Patients will continue to get the care they need, and this will mean we can make better use of the resources we have.
Anyone who needs health advice during the day, early evening or at weekends, can visit the walk-in centre, which is open 8am to 10pm, 365 days a year. Please note that the latest walk-in centre admission is 9.30pm.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 August 2010 12:29