The Primary Healthcare service at Wathwood Hospital co-ordinates, supports and delivers physical healthcare to all patients across the hospital.
The services provided are in line with directions and guidance from the Department of Health and NICE, these include:
Full health reviews – these include asthma and diabetes
- A visiting GP and practice nurse
- Healthy lifestyles
- Smoking cessation
- Sexual health
- Liaison with other wider specialist services
Patients are encouraged to work with the Primary Healthcare Team to learn about their physical health and wellbeing.
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Wathwood is a smoke free hospital, inside the building and on the outside grounds. Patients who are transferred to Wathwood Hospital who smoke will be given support to quit with one-to-one time and nicotine replacement therapy.