A small number of our patients are housebound (unable to leave their home). You are not considered to be housebound if you are able to go out for other reasons such as shopping or to the hairdressers.
For genuinely housebound people we offer a Home Visit service. If you require a home visit we would ask that you contact the surgery before 10am so that your visit request can be allocated to an available GP.
The GP or another member of the practice team may wish to contact you by phone before visiting to clarify the need for a visit.
After 10am visits will only be available for medical emergencies which cannot wait until the following day.
Where appropriate home visits may be carried out by the Acute Visiting Service which covers the whole of East Lancashire.