Wheelchair access is via the main entrance.
We no longer allow mobility scooters into the surgery beyond the entrance lobby. The decision is not one that was taken lightly and we have introduced the new rule on health and safety grounds. We have to consider the safety of all patients that come into the surgery following recent incidents at other surgeries involving scooter users. It was agreed mobility scooters could be a potential health and safety risk in a confined area, especially where there may be small children and older patients. They could also pose an increased hazard in the event of a fire.
We appreciate this will make it more difficult for some users but we feel we have no alternative. Before doing so we consulted with Disability North and the local fire brigade.
We have a wheelchair available for your use should you require it. All you need to do is enter the lobby and ask one of our receptionists for assistance.