UPDATE ON THE 18th MARCH 2020
With the threat of Coronavirus becoming part of our lives, we would like to assure you that Westgate Dental Clinic is open and continuing to provide treatment to all our patients as well as dealing with emergencies. We are subscribing to the Safety Alert system from NHS England, and are closely monitoring any updates on the ever-changing situation. We will keep you all informed as and when new guidance is given.
However, we would like to ask patients who have developed a high temperature (> 37.8C ), a new continuous cough or flu-like symptoms, to give us a call, so that we can guide you through an appropriate course of action or rearrange your appointment.
Please be assured that our stringent cross infection controls are firmly in place and have been enhanced in all areas of the practice. We have hand gels available throughout the practice and we are cleaning common areas like doorknobs, desktops, credit card pin pads, stair railings etc. between patients for everyone’s safety and well-being.
We are in this together and we will find solutions together.
Stay safe and healthy!
Michael and the team at Westgate Dental Clinic
Update on the 5th March 2020
With the threat of Coronavirus becoming part of our lives, we would like to ask patients who have recently returned from the following areas since 19th February 2020, to contact us before attending their appointments, even though you might have no symptoms, so that we can guide you through an appropriate course of action.
- South Korea
- Hubei province (China)
If you have returned from the following areas within the past 14 days and developed symptoms, however mild, you should self-isolate at home immediately and call NHS111. If you have an appointment due, please do let us know and we will gladly reschedule the appointments for you.
- Mainland China
Please be assured that our cross infection controls are firmly in place and we have hand gels throughout the practice available for patient use.
A PRIORITY assessment pod has been set up to assess potential cases of coronavirus at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital. Find more information on this unit on the Hampshire Chronicle.