We need to centralise staff to keep the practices running. As you may expect we are seeing large numbers of staff either unwell or needing to self isolate due to family illness. This is leading to very significant capacity issues. Where possible doctors and nurses are trying to work from home but this can be challenging.
We simply cannot continue to staff Disley Base safely to see patients.
Our plan is to see patients in specific sites depending on symptoms to avoid the mixing of patients with potential coronavirus symptoms and those without. Patients with Coronavirus symptoms are being seen at McIlvride Base and those without at Priorslegh and Bollington. The reallocation of staff from Disley allows us to do this safely.