FIRE AT THE PRACTICE – THE HAWKINGE HEALTH CENTRE BUILDING

On Tuesday 19th December 2023 there was a fire in one of the consultation rooms at Hawkinge Health Centre. The fire was contained to one room but unfortunately there has been substantial smoke damage throughout the building.

We have mobilised staff to work from other sites to provide a normal as possible service for our patients. We will continue to update via the alerts on this website.

Cleaning teams etc. are now working hard in the building to remove damage caused by the fire and to deep clean and remove the strong smell of smoke.

Consulting room 6, where the fire started, will unfortunately be out of action for some time whilst work is carried out.

UPDATE – FRIDAY 22ND DECEMBER 2023

The whole team are working hard to get the practice up and running. The building will partially reopen on Wednesday 27th December for limited BOOKED APPOINTMENTS ONLY (this is subject to change).

WE ASK THAT PATIENTS REQUIRING NON-URGENT ADVICE  OR WHO HAVE AN ADMINISTRATIVE QUERY CONTINUE TO SUBMIT AN ECONSULTATION VIA THIS WEBSITE.  THIS WILL BE REVIEWED BY A CLINICIAN AND YOU WILL BE CONTACTED IN DUE COURSE

OUR PHONE LINES REMAIN OPEN BETWEEN SURGERY HOURS OF 8.00AM TO 6.30PM BUT THERE MAY BE A DELAY IN ANSWERING THE CALLS.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.  OUR STAFF ARE WORKING HARD TO PROVIDE AS NORMAL SERVICE AS POSSIBLE BUT THERE WILL SOME DISRUPTION.

PRESCRIPTIONS WILL BE PROCESSED AS USUAL IN 3 WORKING DAYS – PLEASE SUBMIT THESE VIA YOUR ONLINE GP APP OR THE CONTACT US SECTION ON THIS WEBSITE

OUTSIDE OF PRACTICE HOURS PLEASE CALL NHS 111 FOR URGENT QUERIES OR 999 IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY

The practice is closed for the Christmas period, Monday 25th December and Tuesday 26th December