A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one, but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.
Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.
If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.
Please be advised that from 19th July, to protect staff and patients, Marisco Medical Practice will require you to wear a face covering when entering the Practice. Please do not enter the practice if you have any COVID symptoms.
Please do not attend the surgery under any circumstances if you suspect you may have contracted coronavirus
When the Surgery is closed dial 111 when you need help fast, but it is not an emergency.
The out of hours service is at Louth Hospital, Urgent Care Centre, High Holme Road, Louth LN11 0LU.
Opening times are 6.30 pm to 8.00 am Monday to Friday and 24 hours Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.
If, for any reason, you are unable to contact a doctor out of hours in an emergency, please ring 999 and ask for an ambulance.