Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the walk-in centre at Finchley Memorial Hospital has been operating largely as a minor injuries unit and not attending to patients with illnesses.
Although we are beginning to once again see patients with some minor illnesses, we are not able to attend to patients who have symptoms of possible Covid-19. Patients arriving with possible Covid-19 will not be admitted and will instead be advised to contact NHS 111 or their GP and if they are unwell to go to their local Emergency Department. You can visit the NHS.UK website to check if you have symptoms of Covid-19
In the interest of obtaining appropriate and timely care, all patients with illness (not requiring urgent treatment in A&E) are strongly encouraged to contact NHS111 or their GP before attending a Walk-in Centre or Urgent Care Centre.
Due to the necessity of maintaining a Covid-19 safe, socially distanced environment the capacity of our waiting room has been reduced and can now accommodate a maximum of 17 patients. If this capacity is reached, patients will not be admitted and will be, as appropriate, advised to return later, call 111, or to attend an alternative healthcare setting. Adult patients may not be accompanied in the waiting room. Children and vulnerable or frail adults may be accompanied by a single carer.
Any patient or carer attending the hospital will have a screening at the front door to exclude Covid-19 contact or symptoms. Face coverings are required to be worn by everyone entering the hospital unless they have medical exemption.
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