Cold Weather Alert - 16th to 19th March
There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather/heavy snow between 0900 on Friday 16 Mar and 0900 on Monday 19 Mar in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.
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The recent weather conditions have thrown up some interesting questions regarding liability, especially when it comes to clearing snow and ice from surgery pathways and car parks.
The Occupiers Liability Act 1957, section 2 states that:
"The common duty of care is a duty to take such care as in all the circumstances of the case is reasonable to see that the visitor will be reasonably safe in using the premises for the purpose for which he is invited or permitted by the occupier to be there".
The practice has taken reasonable and practical measures for safe means of access:
1. Keep a supply of salt/grit readily available
2. Train staff to properly assess and distribute the salt/grit
3. Ensure paths and access points are effectively/suitably illuminated
4. In times of inclement weather (eg. snow, ice), high visibility signs should be displayed to warn of potential hazards under foot
5. Ensure that areas cleared of snow/ice are then further treated by the application of salt/grit
|IMPORTANT INFORMATION - WHAT TO DO WHEN THE SURGERY IS CLOSED
When the surgery is closed, from 18.30 (Monday - Friday) please call NHS 111 on the telephone number 111. The surgery is closed on Saturdays and Sundays so if you require medical assistance on the weekend please call 111.
If you have a medical emergency when the surgery is closed (after 18.30 Monday to Friday, and throughout the weekend) please call 999, on the telephone number 999.
Spring Hill Medical Centre is a semi-rural teaching practice,covering Fillongley, Arley, Galley Common and all of the Nuneaton area, with a 10,200 patient list. The practice prides itself on delivering excellent patient care, with continuous focus on quality whilst offering a wide range of enhanced services.
If you do not drive, click here for bus routes which operate for our surgeries.
WE ARE A TEACHING PRACTICE WHICH TAKES STUDENT NURSES ON 10 WEEK PLACEMENTS ALONG SIDE REGISTRAR PLACEMENTS