MOUNTBATTEN HOUSE SURGERY - 27th MARCH 2020 (Update)

We just wanted to make you aware of the changes at our Mountbatten House Surgery in Springfield.

 As part of the local NHS response to the global COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak, a specialist clinic for people with respiratory problems that might be linked to the virus is needed in mid Essex. This will allow potentially infected people to be seen, diagnosed and treated away from others.

To support this, Beacon Health Group has offered our Mountbatten House premises in Montgomery Road, Springfield, for the clinic. This change began on Wednesday 25th March.

This means we must unfortunately ask people who need to be seen face-to-face to travel to one of our other centres, mostly Danbury Medical Centre. Many living around Mountbatten House already do this for routine care.

Here are the answers to a few questions you may have.

Will I still be able to see my regular doctor or nurse?

Providing they are working, you may still do, but due to anti-coronavirus measures nobody will be seen without a telephone consultation first. Face-to-face appointments are still available if a clinician decides it is absolutely necessary – a rule that currently applies to everyone at all Beacon Health Group sites.

 How do I give you my repeat prescription request?

There is a dedicated box outside the entrance to Mountbatten House where you can leave repeat prescriptions. We will be checking and emptying it daily. Please note, if you have a smartphone or tablet and the NHS App, it is simplest to request your repeat prescription that way.

How will people without a car get to Danbury?

The local NHS is looking at ways to support people who might have difficulty travelling to Danbury. You can call us on 01245 221777 to discuss your situation and for more information.

 Why did the new clinic have to be at Mountbatten House?

The building is in a central location for mid Essex, near a major road and an ambulance station. We agreed to provide one of our premises as we know most patients can attend one of our other sites. Few other GP practices locally can offer that, and the respiratory clinic is needed too soon for there to be time to find and equip brand new clinical space.

We do apologise for any inconvenience this causes and the short notice of this announcement, but events are moving very fast. As we hope you can appreciate, we want to do our part to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Thank you for your understanding at this very this difficult time for everyone.

 

Laura Bridge

Personal Assistant

 

ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL - ARMY AND NAVY FLYOVER

Please find below a link for information regarding the removal works:

www.essexhighways.org/highway-schemes-and-developments/highway-schemes/a1060-a1114-army-and-navy-flyover-chelmsford.aspx

 ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL - CHELMSFORD NORTH EAST BYPASS

Please find below a link for information regarding the development:

www.essexhighways.org/transport-and-roads/highway-schemes-and-developments/highway-schemes/chelmsford-north-east-bypass.aspx

United in Kind

'On 23rd September 2019 a new campaign launched across Essex called United in Kind. Please join the United in Kind

movement to tackle loneliness through kindness, creating connections in our community to overcome one of the biggest issue we face.

 

We are more connected than ever before, but we’re also experiencing loneliness. Let’s spread kindness together to tackle loneliness.

In Springfield we know you are ideally positioned to help us to do this! Kindness already exists in abundance, from the Youth Club,

Faith Groups to the Community Garden, and Afternoon Club and beyond.

 

Every small kind act can make a big difference to how connected someone feels to their community, and these connections

can build into something bigger to tackle loneliness. Whether it is a small act of kindness from one individual to another or

something you do as a community group, join us on 13 November for World Kindness Day and spread kindness across Essex.

 

The campaign is part of a bigger project to help alleviate loneliness across the county. Thanks to funding from Essex County Council

there are twelve United in Kind Coaches working across Essex, aiming to help reduce social isolation and loneliness at a community level.

Coaches will be connecting people and organisations, supporting new community initiatives, recruiting volunteers and also providing

a helping hand to existing groups where needed.  

 

We are looking to establish a network of Community Champions to help raise awareness and support us in overcoming loneliness.

 If you would like to get involved, get some help or find out more please contact Stella Scrivener stella.scrivener@ceessex.org.uk .'

  #UnitedInKind

 

 ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL PROPOSED EVENING AND

 SUNDAY BUS CHANGES

 Please click on the link below for details:

www.essexhighways.org/gettingaround/bus/bus-service-changes.aspx

 

Essex County Council Highways - Updated Information on Roadworks

 Please click on the link below to find updated information on roadworks:

Roadworks.org

 

 CHELMSFORD CITY COUNCIL MOBILE CUSTOMER INFORMATION SERVICE - CANCELLED FROM 17TH MARCH 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

 

 ESSEX POLICE - Let's Talk About Home Secruity Leaflet  - click on the link below

Essex Police - Home Secruity Leaflet

 

ESSEX POLICE

Police can be contacted on the following numbers:

101 - non emergency

999 - Emergency

Chelmsford Community Policing Team

Web Page:  www.ChelmsfordCPT@essex.pnn.police.uk

 

CHELMSFORD COMMUNITY TRANSPORT

Providing door-to -door transport by car or minibus for those who are unable to use

public transport  because of age, physical or mental disability or rural exclusion. 

Chelmsford Community Transport have a team of volunteers who drive their

own cars, plus six mini-buses equipped with wheelchair lifts.  For more information on

membership please contact on 01245 477789 lines are open 9am-2.30pm.

 

SPRINGFIELD LIBRARY

 The library is open:  Monday (unmanned) 10am-4pm

                                Tuesday 10am-4pm

                                Thursday 10am-5pm

                                 Friday 10am-4pm

                                 Saturday 10am-4pm

 Come along and browse the many shelves of books, CD's and DVD's.

 

 

  

 Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

 Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust are encouraging as many people as possible to become a member of the Prospective Foundation Trust.

Details on how to register to become a member of the Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust can be found via www.meht.nhs.uk

 

  Royal Mail - Scam Mail

 Should you be concerned that someone you know is in receipt of scam mail, please contact us by:

 Writing to Royal Mail at FREEPOST SCAM MAIL, enclosing any items that are suspected of being scam mail;

 

PARK AND RIDE - CHELMSFORD 

Please find below a link which provides information on the park and ride locations in Chelmsford including a timetable.

www.essexhighways.org/getting-around/bus/park-and-ride.aspx