Find Out About Wimbledon's Health Care Options

Check how to get the right treatment

Health bosses are giving you the chance to find out more about NHS treatment options in the area with a special event in Wimbledon.

Paramedic and health teams from NHS Sutton and Merton and the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust will be available to meet the public in the Piazza from 11am-3pm on Saturday December 4.

The event, held in partnership with Merton Healthcare and Merton Council, aims to tell local residents about a number of NHS healthy living initiatives.

You'll be able to learn how to get the right treatment from NHS services such as GPs, pharmacists, walk-in centres, ambulance services and hospitals, as well as how to enhance your health and wellbeing.

Taff Roberts, Wimbledon Duty Station Officer for London Ambulance Service, said: "We'll be giving people useful life-saving information at these events so I'd urge everyone to come along.

"They'll also be great opportunities for us to inform the public about the healthcare services that are available in non-emergency situations such as self care at home, or local walk-in centres and minor injuries units."

Merton GP Dr Geoff Hollier said: "As winter approaches it is important that local people know which NHS service to use should they fall ill or injure themselves.

"Research carried out by NHS Sutton and Merton shows many people go to A&E and end up waiting to see a doctor for conditions which are not medical emergencies, when it would be easier and more convenient to see their local GP or chemist."

November 2, 2010