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Dental enquiry details
If you need help with finding an NHS dentist in this area you can contact Dental enquiries: 01202 854443. Hours of service 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. An answer phone is in operation from 5pm until 6.30pm where you will be prompted to call the Out of Hours service (0845 7010401) after 6.30pm or to leave a message and it will be dealt with the next day.
Walk in Centre
There is a walk in centre at:
Boscombe & Springbourne Health Centre
66 – 68 Palmerstone Road
Dorset BH1 4JT
Tel: 01202 720174
Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Weekends
Friends of the Practice
The Friends of the Practice are run by East Dorset RSVP. The Friends are all unpaid volunteers with the charity RSVP which is a national volunteering organisation and is part of the national charity Community Service Volunteers (CSV). All its volunteers are fully insured and confirmed as being honest, trustworthy and reliable. They are not connected in any way with Social Services or any other agency, so the help or support which patients may be entitled to, or are receiving from them or any other agency will not be affected by support received from the friends.
There are a number of ways in which the friends might be able to help:
- Appointments – at the surgery or hospital (or other important appointments).
- Assistance with simple domestic tasks like changing a light bulb or small DIY jobs;
- Or to help provide human contact and companionable conversation with their Volunteer Befriending by telephone or visiting housebound patients.
There is no tariff of charges as such for their services, but they do rely solely on voluntary donations to cover expenses. So if transport services are used a fair and affordable donation towards the cost of the journey would be appreciated.
Please contact the surgery if you would like to arrange transport etc and your details will be forwarded to the local RSVP helper.
If the idea of being a good neighbour and helping someone who has difficulties appeals, they would be happy to talk to you about what you might be interested in doing. For further information ring Judy Green (10202) 625314, or visit their website: http://www.rsvp-dorseteast.org.uk.
On Fridays RSVP run a coffee morning for elderly people at Old Rope Walk, Blandford Road, Hamworthy. A volunteer driver can be arranged to take anybody along who would enjoy the friendly company of people their own age and disposition.