Medway Community Healthcare (MCH) provides a wide range of high quality community health services for Medway residents; from health visitors and district nurses to speech and language therapists and out of hours urgent care.
The past 2 years have seen many necessary restrictions imposed on everyday life to manage COVID-19, but these have come with a huge toll on wellbeing and economic output. Scientists (including virologists, epidemiologists, clinicians, and many others) and the Government now understand more about COVID-19, how it behaves and how it can be treated. As the virus continues to evolve, it will be important to continue to add to this understanding. You can find out more about the Government's plan for 'Living with COVID' here >
From April 2023, the Government has introduced amendments to Covid-19 guidance, specifically regarding testing and isolation periods for those working in NHS, social care and high risk settings. You can read the full guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/covid-19-testing-approach-from-april-2023, but ti will mean some changes to the way our staff test. This won't affect your care or safety.
When you need urgent help, the hospital Emergency Department (Accident and Emergency) isn't always the best place for your care. If you need urgent medical help and you're not sure what to do, go straight to NHS 111, either calling 111 via telephone, or accessing 111 online here >
The COVID vaccine programme continues for those most vulnerable.
You can find out more about eligibility and availability here >
To help us keep our patients, visitors and staff safe, we ask that you don't visit us or attend your appointment if you have:
Please discuss other options with staff in these scenarios.
Please also help keep patients, visitors and staff safe by doing the following: