Doctors, dentists, opticians, emergency NHS services.

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

NHS Emergency and urgent care service  111
Dial 111 if you need urgent medical help or advice or you think you might need to go to A & E; for 'normal hours' services, see entries against Doctors below.
            
999 (or 112) Life-threatening emergency, major road-traffic accident etc.

[ For information relating to the Defibrillators outside the Co-op on Station Road and at the Memorial Hall, see entry at the bottom of this page. ]
[ For an alphabetical list of support groups, lunch clubs, welfare sources etc., see the listing below.]              

Surgeries . . .

The Barcellos Family Practice
Located on Corbin Avenue, Tricketts Cross - this surgery covers West Moors.
Information & contact points . . . via web site          


The Village Medical Practice
Located on Station Road in the centre of West Moors, opposite the Co-op / Post Office store: since 2016, this practice has been part of the Providence Surgery Group.
Information & contact points . . . via web site


West Moors Group Practice
This surgery is also centrally located, on Farm Road close to the Moors Pharmacy.
Information & contact points . . .via web site

Chemists . . .

Moors Pharmacy
Located on Farm Road, close to its junction with Station Road.
Information & contact points . . .via web site


Boots Pharmacy
Adjacent to Sainsbury's supermarket at Tricketts Cross [ probably more convenient for residents at the 'Ringwood Road end' of the village.]
Information & contact points . . .via web site

Emergency NHS support . . .
Wimborne Hospital - Minor Injuries Unit
Restricted times of opening & services available; please check before visiting.
Information & contact points . . . via web site

St. Leonard's Out-of-Hours Treatment Centre If you or a member of your family is unwell and need medical help after your GP surgery has closed, this centre is available at weekends and bank holidays.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY -  VIA THE NHS 1 - 1 - 1 SERVICE 
Information & contact points . . . via web site           


General NHS information
For comprehensive advice - for example finding local facilities, advice & latest news use this site: it also has a 'symptom checker' facility and extensive information relating to all health-related matters & medicines.
Information & contact points . . . via web site
If you need help with a minor health concern - visit your local pharmacy or for on-line advice, use this web site . . . HERE
For information on services available that are specific to Dorset, visit the Dorset HealthCare site . . .
Information & contact points . . . via web site

Dentists . . .
[ In 2018 (September) the two dental practices - Smile Team (Station Road) and Moorlands Dental (Moorlands Road) were physically merged at the Station Road site - see the link immediately under. ]
Envisage West Moors  
Information & contact points . . .via web site

NHS Dental Services
Finding a dentist that works for the NHS can be difficult, but the NHS Choices web site has some useful advice and a search facility to help with answers: find this page . . . HERE


Opticians . . .
EyeStyle Centre 
Information & contact points . . .via web site

Support groups, lunch clubs, welfare sources etc. (alphabetical) . . .
Adult care & support: comprehensive advice source - all aspects of adult support.
Carers Group: for carers to meet and exchange information.
Children's Centre: for infants to age 5 - services, activities & advice
Coping with Chaos: supporting families with youngsters requiring special needs.
Dementia Action Group: to raise awareness and to action support for all.
Domestic Abuse: how to get help.
Dorset Early Help/POPP: wide range of advice & support for adults of all ages.
Exercise and Fitness: Indoor & Outdoor-based exercise classes
Health Walks: walk your way to a healthy lifestyle!
Lunch & Friendship Club: weekly (Wednesdays) at St. Anthony's church hall.
Seniors' Luncheon Club: weekly (Tuesdays) at West Moors Middle School (term time).
Social Services (Adult) - Dorset: comprehensive access to a wide range of support & advice.
Support for Children & Young People: - includes education, SEN, fostering, etc.



Community Emergency Defibrillators . . .
Emergency defibrillators are now available [Coop/PO installed autumn 2015, Memorial Hall active from late summer 2016]: the former is located on the external wall of the Co-operative store / Post Office on Station Road & the latter is prominently placed on the external front wall of the Memorial Hall. The units were donated by Wimborne & Ferndown Lions Club. These units will potentially be of benefit both to residents & the many visitors who walk & cycle through the area.
The units are known as automated external defibrillators (AED) and they are a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal pattern of activity. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest which is a condition where the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops. Once access is gained to the unit (after dialling 999 - the operator will give instructions on how to open the casing & what the access code is), the machine will give audible instructions on its use.