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Rural Urgent Care Service for weekend emergencies: urgent healthcare, minor injuries and illnesses. No advance bookable appointments available. This is a walk-in service and patients will be seen in the order of clinical priority. Every Saturday and Sunday. For patients registered to Tenterden, Woodchurch, Charing and Hamstreet surgeries only.
Clinic every Saturday: Ivy Court Surgery, Recreation Ground Rd, Tenterden TN30 6RB
Clinic every Sunday: Hamstreet Surgery, Ruckinge Rd, Hamstreet TN26 2NJ
Serious or emergency cases should continue to access the A&E department at the William Harvey Hospital.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM IVY COURT SURGERY
Weekend Urgent Care Service WILL END on 31st October 2020
National policy has led to the creation of an Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at William Harvey Hospital, which has meant the Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning group (CCG) have withdrawn the funding for our local weekend urgent care service. This means we will sadly be terminating the Weekend Urgent Care Service from 31st October 2020.
We have worked to keep the service funded for as long as we possibly could, and are extremely disappointed it can no longer continue. However, the CCG have acted in line with national policy and the focus of weekend care is now on the Urgent Treatment Centre at William Harvey Hospital.
The UTC will start on 1st November 2020 at William Harvey Hospital. It will be open 24 hours a day 7 days a week, including bank holidays.
Appointments for the UTC for minor illnesses and minor injuries can be booked by calling 111
We would like to thank our fantastic colleagues from Charing, Hamstreet and Woodchurch, and our own staff from Ivy Court who have, over the years, been dedicated to providing such a highly valued service to our patients. We look forward to continuing to work together on other projects for the mutual benefit of all our patients, but sadly, no longer on the weekend service.
**Note, this refers only to the GP urgent care service. Other weekend services we provide may continue to run, including the dispensary, although there may be slight adjustments to their hours of opening**