The doctors perform minor surgical procedures and cryotherapy in the surgery.
Chronic Disease Clinics
Regular checks are offered to patients who suffer from coronary heart disease, asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), hypertension and diabetes. Our practice nurses will often see patients with these conditions on a more frequent basis to manage them under protocols laid down by the medical team.
The doctors and nurses offer comprehensive contraceptive advice and treatment. In addition Dr Julie Manning and a specialist nurse hold a clinic for Family Planning and Women’s Health issues every Thursday evening. Appointments for this clinic can be made at the desk or by telephone.
Run by Community Midwives every Tuesday afternoon by appointment by telephoning 01484 345644/345643. Health Visitors attend the antenatal clinics too.
Child Health Clinic
This is held by appointment every Monday morning from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm with a team of doctors, health visitors and practice nurses in the clinic suite upstairs in the Health Centre. Routine checks are performed for the under 5’s at recommended intervals to monitor your child’s health and development, and any relevant issues eg safety, sleep and behaviour problems can be discussed.
Each Thursday the Health Visitors run an open clinic from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm and are able to offer advice on many problems, weigh and measure infants, and perform other routine checks on hearing and development.
Advice on Stopping Smoking
The doctors and nurses can advise patients, and prescribe treatments to help, if appropriate.
Kirkwood Hospice Day Care Unit
This has opened in the suite of rooms upstairs in the Health Centre. It provides valuable care and refreshing experiences to patients in the Holme Valley and beyond, and is currently open 1 day per week.
Other Health Centre Users
The Health Centre also acts as a base for other allied professions not directly linked with our practice such as a dentist, osteopath and aroma therapist.
Holme Valley Memorial Hospital (HVMH)
Telephone 01484 345600
The hospital was originally built by local people to serve the community and we are fortunate to be able to use its facilities in the care of our patients. The GPs can admit suitable patients and continue to look after them with the nursing staff during their stay. Some patients can be admitted regularly for treatments such as physiotherapy to maintain their health.
Other patients are admitted when discharged from another hospital, eg after an operation. This enables us to co-ordinate the services needed for their return home and to assess their needs fully.
There is a specialist occupational therapy team who act as discharge co-ordinators for patients in the Holme Valley and other hospitals. They ensure all necessary services are in place when a patient goes home.
Some local hospital specialists are able to run out patient clinics either in the HVMH or the Health Centre.
Minor Injuries Unit
This is within the HVMH and is open from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm . It is staffed by the hospital nurses and GPs and deals with injuries that require dressing and stitching. More serious injuries and possible fractures need to attend the local Accident and Emergency Department at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (Tel 01484 342000). In other forms of illness ring the surgery on 08444 771 772 for medical help as there is no doctor resident at the hospital.
Also available at the HVMH site