Woking Community Hospital is based in Pembroke Road beyond the Police Station. It houses a number of units.
There is an NHS walk in centre which is aimed at non-emergency care. The facility tends to be well used and is staffed by nurses in the first instance who will refer on as appropriate. Very young children cannot be treated here although they might be referred to the clinic run by the outsourced emergency care provider ThamesDoc.
Emergency dental care is available.
Physiotherapy has a unit here which is excellently run. The facility is large.
Minor procedures are carried out at the community hospital and there are a number of specialist clinics.
New Mums can make use of the health visitor and paediatric service in the form of a number of clinics including feeding clinics.
In patient facilites exist, mainly for the elderly, those with mental health issues and those on dialysis.
Car parking at the community hospital is in hospital car parks and charges apply at all times. This can be an issue at times and there have also been occassions when a space is hard to find.
Woking Community Hospital has always produced fairly mixed results in my opinion.
The waiting times are often astronomical, both for routine procedures and for appointments with doctors. There is little privacy when checking in to discuss your problems as there is a smaller waiting area near to the reception desk, filled with people who have little better to do to pass the time than to listen to all your private medical conditions.
The staff - some friendly, some less so - seem to be trained to varying degrees, with even the specialist phlebotomist having difficulty with blood tests on some occasions where the patient's veins are not easy to find.
Diagnosis from doctors has also had mixed results, with at least one misdiagnosis that resulted in being prescribed standard pain relief medication for a condition that in fact required immediate emergency attention at a larger hospital.
Regardless, the facilities are often clean and pleasant, and the waiting area is large and suitable for both the elderly and children, even if in some cases small children cannot be treated.
Situated on the Heathside Road Woking Community Hospital is locatd. The waiting times are often 24 to 48 hours, both for routine procedures and for appointments with doctors. .
The staff is very friendly, some less so - seem to be trained to varying degrees. Regardless, the facilities are often clean and pleasant, and the waiting area is large and suitable for both the elderly and children, even if in some cases small children cannot be treated.
Nicely positioned close to Woking town centre with its own car park (take ticket and pay when leaving the hospital so take some change).
It is good to know we have a Community Hospital in Woking and it has proved useful to us when my daughter fell from a horse as they reviewed her injury and sent her on to ST Peters.
Waiting time can be long at the walk in centre so be be prepared, there is a small shop selling tea etc but it is not always open.
Blood tests are taken and you often be referred here by your doctor, again the wait can be quite long.
There are other medical units here including Womens Health clinic, Physiotherapy, emergency Dental and others most of which you will need to be referred to by your own GP.
As I said good to have in our local area.
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