Wells Community Hospital Trust

Telephone 01328 711996

Providing health & wellbeing services in your community

Providing health & wellbeing services in your community

Clinics and services available at Wells Community Hospital

It is our intention to host NHS clinics and those free at the point of delivery wherever possible. However many of these clinics are not presently available under the NHS, and therefore are 'self pay'. In many cases factoring in the immediacy of being seen, and the cost and inconvenience of travel to district hospitals will make them cost effective. See also: Dementia Hub Activities.

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

If you have an abdominal aortic aneurysm you will not generally notice any symptoms.

Men aged 65 and over are eligible for AAA screening,the NHS invites men for AAA screening during the year they turn 65. Men over 65 who have not been screened previously can arrange a screening appointment by contacting their local programme directly. Screening involves an ultrasound scan that takes around 10 minutes,the NHS AAA Screening Programme aims to reduce deaths from ruptured AAA amongst men aged 65 and over by up to 50%

What is screening?

If you have an abdominal aortic aneurysm you will not generally notice any symptoms. This means that you cannot tell if you have one, as you will not feel any pain or notice anything different.

The NHS offers screening in order to find aneurysms early so they can be checked regularly or treated if needed. The easiest way to find out if you have an aneurysm is to have an ultrasound scan of your abdomen.

The NHS AAA Screening Programme was introduced after research showed it should reduce the number of deaths from burst aneurysms among men aged 65 and over by up to 50%.

Screening is a process of identifying apparently healthy people who may be at increased risk of a disease or condition. They can then be offered information, further tests and appropriate treatment to reduce their risk and/or any complications arising from the disease or condition.

The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) assesses the evidence for screening programmes against a set of internationally recognised criteria to ensure screening does more good than harm.
The UK NSC website includes an animated explanation of the screening process and a screening timeline showing optimum ages for screening throughout a person's life.

Availability:
Sarah Pond Norfolk & Waveney AAA Screening Programme Coordinator advises men who are older than 65 and have never had screening or treatment for a AAA they can request to be screened by contacting their local programme on 01603 288218 or email the programme administrator Nicholas Loveridge at nicholas.loveridge@nnuh.nhs.uk

Cost:
NHS - Free

Action For Children - Classes & Courses

We're here to help local families with under fives by providing information, advice and services, help with returning to work, finding childcare, family support, family health, and much more.

Whether you are expecting your first child or you already have your own football team, whether you are a dad, mum, nan, grandad, carer, guardian, brother or sister, there is something for you at Wells Children's Centre. See the bottom of the page for services and activities in your local community.

There are many different services in the community; midwives, health visitors, nursery nurses, parent and baby groups, pre schools, Connexions, the local library, Jobcentre Plus, to name but a few. Whilst all these services offer excellent support in their own right, by joining forces we can ensure that every child and family can access what they need when they need it.
To have a look at the activities taking place in the Wells area please click here. You might even be surprised!

Adult Education
Babies, Parents and Toddlers Groups
Breastfeeding
Childcare (Brokerage)
Child-minding
Citizen's Advice Bureau
Day Nursery
English Classes
Family Information Service
Family Support Process (FSP)
Health Visitors
Midwives
North Norfolk District Council
Sexual Health Services/Advice
Wells Library

Availability:
Weekly

Cost:
Free - Walk In Service

C-Card

Free Information, Contraception, STI Testing Kits

We are an official c-card registration point.

Youths between the ages of 13-24 can ask for a free c-card which will entitle them to free information, contraception (subject to circumstances) and STI testing kits. Spread the word to support our younger community in Wells-Next-The-Sea and surrounding areas.

If you would like a c-card please speak to Tasha at reception either by calling into the hospital or call us on 01328711996.

Availability:
Daily

Cost:
Free

Chinese Massage & Therapies including Acupuncture

Chinese & Complementary Therapies.

Hi, my name is Nicola and I run Point'z of Interest Therapie'z. I have a Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and a Diploma in Complementary Therapies specialising in massage-based treatments to relax the mind ease the body and aid the soul.

Current Treatments available are: Acupressure, Acupuncture (Wells only); Auricular Acupuncture (Wells only), Electro-Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Aromatherapy massage, Cupping, Gua Sha, Hot & Cold Stone Massage (24 hours’ notice required), Moxibustion, Reflexology, Tui Na and Lifestyle advice.

Each holistic treatment is individually tailored with the aim of treating all of you as a person and not just a specific condition.

For bookings or enquires please contact Nicola Porter 07892 942148 pointzofinterest@gmail.com

Availability:
Thursdays By Appointment

Cost:
Varies Depending On Treatment

Chlamydia Screening

Kits available at reception

We are an official c-card registration point.

Youths between the ages of 13-24 can apply for a free c-card which will entitle them to free information, contraception (subject to circumstances) and STI testing kits. Spread the word to support our younger community in Wells-Next-The-Sea and surrounding areas.

If you would like a c-card please speak to Tasha at reception either by calling into the hospital or call us on 01328 711996.

Availability:
During opening hours

Cost:
Free

Classicial Manipulation

Gentle holistic manipulation of the body to resolve a wide range of complaints

Classical Manipulation is a non-invasive, whole-body treatment. Practitioners use their hands to realign the spine and other joints of the body. With only gentle adjustments, the technique is effective in relieving pain, reducing stiffness, and reinstating the balance and integrity of the musculo-skeletal system.

This complementary, holistic approach restores nerve function and enables the individual optimal recovery.

Clearer Hearing

Caring for all your hearing needs: Assessment of hearing loss, provision of hearing aids

Clearer Hearing Service at wells Community Hospital every first Tuesday of the Month.

For any more information please contact 01603 667708 or email info@clearerhearing.co.uk.

Also able to book appointments by calling Wells Community Hospital on 01328 711996.

Availability:
Once a month

Cost:
Full assessment (1 hour) £25 No obligation to buy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It is most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression but is also useful for other mental health or physical health problems


Please contact reception for more information.

Availability:
On request

Cost:
Prices Vary Depending On Treatment

Dental - Compass Clinic

For information, registration and appointments telephone 01328 710999 Dentists are Dr Hugo Vieira & Dr Alex Shokry.

Experienced dentists who offer a professional service for NHS and Private treatments.

Modern Surgery & Equipment
Dedicated Denture Clinic
Cosmetic Dentistry
Tooth Whitening
Denplan
Hygienist

Availability:
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Cost:
NHS and private

Health Walks

Join a friendly group for a walk in natural surroundings followed by tea & coffee at the Hospital.

A pleasant circular walk, varying in distance depending on the ability of the walkers, starting and finishing at the Hospital. Aimed at encouraging increased activity and a healthier lifestyle with a particular focus on those aged 50 and over. Walks are volunteer-led and adequate support is provided for all speeds of walker.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome if kept on a lead.

After the walk you will be welcome to join us at the Hospital for a hot cup of tea / coffee and biscuits. We do ask that a small donation is made in the hospital collection tin for the refreshments.

Availability:
Monthly - next walk 21st Nov 2017

Cost:
Free

Joy of Food

Wells Community Hospital Trust is excited to be able to again host the Joy of Food Cookery Programme for anyone interested in improving their cooking confidence. We welcome anyone over the age of 19 who would like to enhance their skill base, with the programme running for 4 weeks and starting in Jan 2018.

Each course can be tailored to individuals needs so could offer Carers of those with Dementia functional skills in a safe,social setting.

Training at Wells Community Hospital Trust
To book please call : 01328 711996
Joy Of Food Contact:
Tel: 01603 638485
Email: joyoffood@norfolk.gov.uk

Availability:
Booking required

Cost:
Free - ingredients supplied

National Diabetic Prevention Programme

N.D.P.P in connection with the local GP Surgeries

Availability:
Weekly By Appointment

Cost:
NHS - Free via GP Referral

Norfolk Deaf Association Clinic

N.D.A free service for all NHS hearing aid patients.

NHS service running at the hospital every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month 1pm-3pm. No appointment needed.

Availability:
Twice a month

Cost:
NHS - Free

Osteopath

For Adults, Babies & Children

We may be able to help you with back, neck pain, shoulder, hip and knee pain (including that from osteoarthritis), headaches, sciatica, fibromyalgia and sports injuries.
We are a friendly team, fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council.
For more information or to book an appointment please call us on 07572524447 or 07792324045.

Availability:
Weekly By Appointment - Thursdays

Cost:
Prices depends on treatment

Physiotherapy

An NHS provided company that helps you develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability.

Physiotherapy is available every Monday at Wells Community Hospital.

Please contact your GP for reffereal treatment if you require this venue.

Availability:
Monday 9.00am to 5:00pm

Cost:
NHS - Free Referral Via GP

Podiatry - Holt Foot Clinc

Podiatry, biomechanics assessment, orthotics and shoe provision.

Holt foot clinic is a well established Podiatry Clinic. Gill Simmons provides this service at the Hospital Monday.

The comprehensive range of treatment available includes; Care of corns & callus, ingrowing toe nails (including surgical intervention), diabetic foot checks, biomechanical assessment, orthotics (provision of shoe inserts foot supports etc) and advice on shoe fitting (can supply some shoes). The provision of this clinic is expected to rise to twice per week later in the year.

Please Call 01263 711011 for appointments at Wells Community Hospital Trust.

Availability:
Every Monday alternates between am and pm appointments

Cost:
Initial Assesment: £43.00
20 -30 min appoinment: £37.00
Up to 20 min app: £31.00
Biomechanics: £52.00

Soft Tissue Remedial Therapist

Specialised and advanced remedial therapy to relieve every day muscular pain and injury. Helping you to achieve optimum muscular and skeletal health for a balanced and healthy well-being.

Treatments:

Remedial therapy: to relieve every day aches, pains,injuries, joint and muscular conditions.
Remedial Pilates - gentle corrective exercises which strengthen your core and aid in relieving backache and muscular and joint pain.
Sports Massage: for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, pre/post activity e.g.marathons, achieving optimal muscle function and health: beneficial for everyone, not just athletes.
Pregnancy and postnatal massage: working sensitively to address muscular discomfort experienced during this time. Also offers a chance to relax and unwind with soothing and calming techniques.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage: is a gentle and deeply relaxing treatment which strengthens the immune and can provide relief from chronic conditions such as sinusitis, hay fever, migraines, arthritis,fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, M.E. pregnancy symptoms, oedema (fluid retention, swelling) and lymphoedema.

Just some of the benefits:

Provides relaxation and promotes a healthy physical and emotional well-being
Provides pain and tension relief encouraging natural endorphins
Increases mobility, flexibility and range of movement
Strengthens the immune system and improves healing
Improves posture and postural complaints
Increase energy levels and vitality
Breakdowns and remodels knots and scar tissue post injury or surgery
Encourages circulation and lymphatic flow, reduces swelling, increases oxygen and essential nutrients
Improves overall performance and focus in daily activities & social or competitive sport

Just some of the conditions treatment can help with:

Osteoarthritis, sciatica, whiplash, headaches, digestive complaints, insomnia, anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis, frozen shoulder, nerve impingement, carpel tunnel syndrome, repetitive strain injury, TMJ, strains, sprains, immune conditions, muscular & joint pains; back, knee, hip, ankle, wrist.

Biomechanical changes due to injury, poor posture, pre/post-surgery i.e. knee replacements, pregnancy and postnatal changes.

Call or email Joanna for a pre consultation. More information can be found at www.whitefeathertherapies.com and at White Feather Therapies on face book. I look forward to meeting and treating you.

Availability:
By Appointment

Wellbeing Service

Improve wellbeing, help to cope with common mental health and emotional issues.

Wellbeing offers a range of free and confidential support to help people make changes to improve their wellbeing and to help them cope with common mental health and emotional issues.

Start your Wellbeing journey with us...

Wellbeing is important to us all. We want to feel good about ourselves, to get the most out of our lives and feel connected to other people. ‘Wellbeing’ means feeling more than just happy and confident, it means feeling able to cope when things get tough in our lives or when our physical health suffers.

Wellbeing Norfolk & Waveney provides a range of support for people with common mental health and emotional issues, such as low mood, depression or stress. We work with you to help you make the necessary changes to improve your wellbeing and quality of life.

Our service is free for people aged 16 and over living in Norfolk and Waveney and you can access our support through your GP or any other health or social care professional, or you can self-refer using the form on this website or by calling us on 0300 123 1503.

Services we provide include:

One-to-one support
Self-help advice
Specialist services for young people (16 to 25)
Relationship counselling for couples, individuals and families
Courses to help you achieve a better sense of wellbeing, and to manage issues such as stress, worry, insomnia and IBS
Peer support and access to social groups in your area
Helping you find other support for issues affecting your wellbeing such as debt, housing, employment.

Visit our website or call us on 03001231503.

Availability:
Weekly

Cost:
NHS - Free referral via your GP

West Norfolk Carers

Carers' Support Drop-in

Come in and see a carer locality leader where you can get help with:

Advice
Listening Ear
Signposting

Telephone West Norfolk Carers for more info on 01553 768155.

Availability:
3rd Wednesday of Every Month

Cost:
Free