If you are admitted to hospital, the following advice may be helpful:
- Leave any valuables (rings and other jewellery etc.) at home.
- Don’t forget basic toiletries (toothbrush, deodorant etc.).
Visiting Hyde and Partners
To make your visit with us as productive as possible, please bear the following in mind:
- Check your medication supply and book into your doctor a fortnight before you are due to run out.
- You may not always get an appointment on the same day.
- Check you have a referral before making specialist appointments. Specialist referrals are only valid for 12 months unless stated otherwise.
- If you require a referral you will be required to make an appointment with the doctor.
- To save yourself waiting time at the surgery, please let our reception staff know if you require a longer appointment (standard appointments are 10-15 minutes).
- Write a list of problems and medications required before visiting your doctor.
- Don’t forget to bring your Medicare Card and Health Care Card / Pension Card along with you to the appointment.
- Please try to be on time for your appointment; delays hold up all the patients booked in after you. Let the practice know if you are running late or want to cancel, otherwise a nonattendance fee applies.
- Medicare cheques have a life of 90 days; please send or bring them into the practice when first received to save confusion.
Your Medical Cabinet
- Soluble Aspirin Tablets: (For adults) Good for headaches, colds, sore throats and painful bruises.
- Paracetamol mixture: For relief of fever or pain in young children.
- Cough linctus or lozenges: For dry or painful coughs — but not coughs caused by common colds.
- Vapour Rub: Add to hot water for steam inhalations. Also useful for children with stuffy noses or dry coughs, rub on the chest and under the nose.
- Antiseptic solution: One teaspoon diluted in warm water for cleaning cuts and grazes.
- Antiseptic Cream: For treating painful or septic spots, sores in the nose and grazes.
- Rehydration Sachets: For treatment of diarrhoea.
- Ointment for Bruises and Sprains: If used as soon as possible after the injury, helps prevent stiffness and pain.
- Dressing Strips and Non-Allergic Tape: For minor cuts.
- 75mm wide Crepe or Elasticised Tubular Bandage: To keep dressings in place. To support sprained or bruised joints.
- Cotton Wool: For cleaning cuts and grazes.
- Thermometer: For fevers. The infrared models used in the ear are especially useful for children, and more reliable.
- Tweezers/Scissors: For removing splinters.
- Hot & Cold Packs: Treatment of bruising, relief of joint pains.