Silverbirch Medical Practice, Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland

COVID-19

OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE - CORONAVIRUS

If you suspect you have coronavirus:

  • PLEASE DO NOT BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
  • PLEASE DO NOT COME TO SURGERY 
  • Please stay at home and phone the surgery for advice
  • Do not use public transport or taxis
  • Do not go to work, school or public places
  • Do not just present yourself to a GP surgery or hospital without seeking advice first
The staff in the surgery  DO NOT HAVE any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for dealing with a COVID-19 patient and we are unable to perform testing for the virus.

Why Can I Not Come to the Practice?

WE ARE NOT EQUIPPED TO HANDLE CORONAVIRUS

  • Coronavirus is classed as an 'airborne high consequence infectious disease'
  • On January 31, 2020, WHO declared coronavirus as a 'public health emergency of international concern
  • On February 10, 2020, the British government declared coronavirus a 'serious and imminent threat to public health
  • On March 3, 2020, NHS England declared coronavirus a level 4 incident - the highest level of emergency preparedness plannin
  • GP surgeries are not properly equipped to handle such cases as you will need specialist testing and care
  • We do not have any personal protective equipment required to deal with a suspected case of Coronavirus COVID-19
  • By turning up at surgery, you risk the surgery being placed into a state of lockdown and you will be putting yourself and others at risk. This cannot be stressed enough
  • PLEASE DO NOT COME TO SURGERY
  • PLEASE PHONE THE SURGERY ON (028) 91 455 000

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