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*** Important notice regarding Covid-19 vaccinations ***

Dear Patient,

First Vaccinations

We are now unable to book first Covid-19 vaccinations for patients due to the national supply chain. Once we are able to recommence offering first vaccinations we will update this website, social media and our phone message. For those patients aged under 50 we will initially contact via text message to book.

Second Vaccinations

Please be assured however that we have vaccine supply for all of our patients who require a second Covid-19 vaccination. In the majority of cases these will be given in the 11th week after your first vaccination. We will contact you directly one to two weeks ahead of time to book your appointment. This may be over the phone or by text message.  

Please do not contact reception regarding the above. We will contact you.

 

Drugs

If you want to come off drugs, we will support you. Start by contacting the local specialist team on 01803 604330 (The Torbay Primary Care Drugs Service)

The team is based at Walnut Lodge and Shrublands.

Alternatively, please come into any of the “drop in” sessions below to find out more or text Steven Humphreys on 07825 027845 who will call you back

  • Room 35, Paignton Hospital, Church Street on Tuesday 10am-12pm
  • Shrublands House Torquay on Wednesday 3pm-7.30pm

Psychoactive Substances 

You can’t really be sure what you have bought, or been given, or what effect it’s likely to have on you.  We known that the use of many like ‘Clockwork Orange’, ‘Bliss’, ‘Mary Jane’  'Mephedrone' , 'Ivory Wave', and '5-IT' have been directly linked to emergency hospital admissions, and in some cases, deaths.

Torbay Hospital are seeing an increasing number of patients having bad effects of these drugs, including a recent admission to Intensive Care and a teenager with a Stroke

These drugs used to be sold as ‘legal highs’ but they have been found to contain one or more substances that are, in fact, illegal