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IMPORTANT NOTICE  - ST DAMIAN'S SURGERY PROPOSED CLOSURE 


We will be holding drop in clinics at our St Damian’s Surgery, Melksham for our patients to come and discuss their concerns with our management team on:



  • Monday 19th November: 9am until 12 noon & 2pm until 4pm.

  • Wednesday 21st November:  9am until 12 noon & 2pm until 4pm.


There will be two public consultations meeting on:



  • Wednesday 5th December at 2pm at the Assembly Hall Melksham

  • Monday 10th December at 7pm in the Town Hall, Melksham.


  


Although we understand that you may have questions, it would be helpful if you could attend these specific meetings, where we will try and address your concerns and ensure that you receive all of the information that you need at this time. This will enable us to continue the provision of our clinical care, as normal, until a formal decision has been reached.

Providing a stool sample

  1. samplesClearly label the blue sample bottle with name & date of birth
  2. Record date and time of when sample taken
  3. Wash hands and relevant area before you start
  4. Sterilise (swill out with boiling water) a container which can be used to catch the stool
  5. Using the spoon attached to the lid of bottle transfer some of the collected stool into the bottle
  6. Secure the lid firmly shut
  7. Before 12.00 noon take the sample to the surgery.

 

Providing a mid urine stream sample

  1. Sample must be fresh the same day, the lab will not process samples that are taken the day before
  2. Clearly label the sample bottle with name & date of birth
  3. Record date and time of when sample was taken
  4. Wash the genital area and hands
  5. Sterilise (swill out with boiling water) a container that can be used to pass urine into & then transfer to the sample bottle
  6. A mid-stream urine sample means that you don’t collect the first part or the last part of urine that comes out.
  7. Before 12.00 noon take the sample to the surgery.
 
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