We are served by two local GP practices. Several volunteer groups in the area offer additional services such as hospital transport (new volunteer drivers always welcome!). There are support groups for those with certain medical conditions and also fundraising events in support of local nursing/care initiatives, the East Anglian Air Ambulance, etc.
Cutlers Hill Surgery
Bungay Road, Halesworth IP19 8SG. Phone 01986 874618. Built in the grounds of Patrick Stead Hospital, with on-site parking. See www.cutlershillsurgery.co.uk for information. Separate chemist shop with pharmacy at Surgery. Medicine collection service is offered at Wenhaston Post Office, open 9:00am - 1:00pm weekdays (closed on Bank Holidays).
Dr.Castle and Partners, Sole Bay Health Centre, Teal Close, Reydon, Southwold IP18 6GY. Phone 01502 722326. On-site parking. Separate chemist shop with pharmacy at Surgery. Medicine collection service is offered at Wenhaston Post Office, open 9:00am - 1:00pm weekdays (closed on Bank Holidays).
Minor Injury Units
The Minor Injury Units at Halesworth and Beccles are staffed by fully trained nurses and are an alternative to A&E for minor injuries, providing advice and treatment. You don’t need an appointment, however, if it is possible it is wise for someone to phone ahead that you are on your way.
At Cutler's Hill Surgery, Bungay Road, Halesworth IP19 8SG, the Minor Injury service is available during opening hours, from 8:30am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday, but not on Bank Holidays. Phone number is 01986 874618. The unit at Beccles Hospital, St.Mary's Road, NR34 9NQ is open seven days a week between 10:00am to 6:00pm. Phone 01502 719800. (Info correct at 2016). Outside these hours the NHS can be contacted any time day or night by phoning 111.
Blyth Valley Community First Responders (CFR)
The Community First Responder initiative is an important link in the response to medical emergencies co-ordinated by the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAS). Wenhaston is part of the Blyth Valley Group and has four trained community first responders. We are always looking for new recruits to join the team. If you are aged between 18 and 65 years of age and interested in assisting the community in this important role please contact the CFR Coordinator, Gus Jones, telephone: 01502 478085
The Relief In Need Charity
The Relief in Need Charity dates back to 1680 when a legacy was left to the Parish for parishioners who had fallen on hard times. At the present time money is being given to help parishioners towards the cost of transport for hospital appointments or to visit loved ones. The Trustees would look sympathetically at any request. Contact Mary Pennock 01502 478448.