Medical

If you need medical help fast you should ring 111 but if it’s an emergency ring 999.

Look at NHS Direct to check your symptoms online with the NHS Health and Symptons Checkers,  download the NHS health and symptom checker app and access health advice and information on NHS Choices.

The local surgeries are Lyndhurst Surgery, Church Lane, Lyndhurst, SO43 7EW. Tel: 023 8028 2689 and Forest Gate Surgery, Hazel Farm Road, Totton, SO40 8WU. Tel: 023 8066 3839.  Click here for further information about these and other local medical services.

Click here for the SCA Fenwick2 Health and Wellbeing Centre on Pikes Hill in Lyndhurst or telephone 023 8028 2862.

Click here for the Lymington New Forest Hospital in Wellworthy Road, Lymington or ring 01590 663000.

Click here for Southampton General Hospital or ring 023 8077 7222.

Keep an eye open for information about annual Lyndhurst Surgery ‘Flu Clinics which are usually in late September and October.  A one off pneumonia vaccination (65 or over or long term health conditions) is also normally offered as well as shingles vaccinations for certain age groups.

TICKS AND LYME DISEASE
  • Ticks carrying disease are found across the UK in both town and countryside
  • Not all ticks are infected – infection rate in any place varies from zero to about 15%
  • Ticks can be very small and can go unnoticed
  • Most active March to October, but they can be active on mild winter days
  • You will not feel the tick attach to you, so check your skin and that of children

For further information have a look at this Lyme Disease leaflet or visit the Lime Disease Action website

APPLETREE CARELINE

A community alarm from New Forest District Council’s Appletree Careline allows you to live independently, offering you peace of mind knowing that help is at hand at the touch of a button. We are here to answer your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we want you to feel safe and secure in your own home. We provide a professional, caring and efficient installation and monitoring service.  Our fully trained staff treat customers with dignity and respect, from initial contact to home installations and call handling.

For further information visit http://www.nfdc.gov.uk/appletreecareline or phone  023 8028 5453 or 023 8028 5523.