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14/06/2021

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

Dear Patient,

If we have sent you a link via text message to book an appointment this is bar far the easiest way to book - due to the thousands of vaccine appointments we need to book and associated queries our waiting times on the phone are very long at present. 

First Vaccinations

We have first vaccines available on the 19th and 20th June

Please keep checking this website for updated information.

Second Vaccinations

If you had a vaccination on or before 25th April you can now book your second vaccination. If we have sent you a link via text message this is bar far the easiest way to book. If you have not had a text message then please contact reception after 2pm daily (using option 4) to book your second Covid-19 vaccination.

Oxford Astra Zeneca - We have appointments available this weekend. Please either use the link you have been sent or call reception after 2pm daily.

Pfizer BionTech - We have appointments available this weekend. Please use the link provided or contact reception to book

Please note: If for any reason the gap between your first and second vaccines is longer than 12 weeks then the advice is simply to book as soon as possible.

Thank 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