Health

The White Cottage Dental Practice

The White Cottage Dental Practice is owned by husband and wife team Mark Milnthorpe and Susan Steer. Shortly after Susan set up the practice in 1992 an associate joined, and in 1993 Susan’s husband Mark moved from his Cheltenham practice to become the third member of the clinical team.

Located in Gloucestershire, the practice is close to the borders of four surrounding counties and attracts patients seeking NHS dentistry from a very wide area and some large conurbations.

Hilary Cottage Surgery

  • Tel: 01285 712377
  • Fax: 01285 713084
  • Address: Keble Lawns, Fairford, Gloucestershire, GL7 4BQ
  • Website: www.fairfordsurgery.co.uk

For emergencies between the hours of 8.00am and 6.30pm you should call – 01285 712377.

Between the hours of 6.30pm and 8.00am and at weekends and bank holidays you should call the Out of Hours Service on 08454 220220.

The Surgery telephone is manned Monday to Friday 8.30am – 1.30pm and 2.00pm – 6.00pm.

Outside these times, your call will be transferred to the medical answering service who can contact the on call GP if necessary.

Fairford Hospital

  • Tel: 01285 712212
  • Address: Fairford Hospital, The Croft, Fairford, GL7 4BB

Fairford Hospital is a small community hospital with outpatients and diagnostic services(x-ray).

Two new dermatology clinics are currently being run at the old Fairford Hospital by Lechlade GP, Dr Henry Stephens, and Fairford will continue to provide the urology, physiotherapy and podiatry services that were provided before the closure of in-patient beds at the hospital.

The Falls and Community Rehabilitation clinics will continue and the League of Friends of Fairford Hospital will also continue to hold a Lunch Club on Mondays. Podiatry and physiotherapy clinics are being held in the old male ward and a falls clinic and community rehabilitation physiotherapy clinic is held in the old female ward.

At the end of September 2006, general medicine, general surgery and rheumatology clinics were introduced. These will be followed by breast surgery, cardiology, colorectal surgery, ENT, gastroenterology, gynaecology, obstetrics, ophthalmology, oral surgery, orthodontics, orthopaedics, pain management, thoracic medicine, upper gastrointestinal surgery and vascular surgery, all of which are expected to be available by 2007-2008. Phase 2 of the introduction of services is planned for December 2006 with a cardiology clinic, gynaecology, obstetrics, ophthalmology, respiratory, pain management, trauma and orthopaedics. In January 2007, an ENT clinic is scheduled to start and then, in February 2007, gastroenterology and oral surgery clinics with a respiratory clinic in March 2007. Other services will be looked at for the financial year 2007/2008.

The PCT expect that there will be up to 5,000 appointments per year at the new facility. There are currently four physiotherapists at Fairford Hospital and interviews have taken place for a part time nurse. More staff vacancies will arise as the number of clinics increase.

Following the refurbishment of Fairford Hospital by the PCT to convert it to a clinic for out-patients, the Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust plan to introduce a variety of different services:

  • Breast surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Community rehabilitation
  • Dermatology ENT (ear, nose and throat)
  • Falls clinic
  • Gastroenterology
  • General medicine
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Lunch club
  • Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pain Management
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Rheumatology
  • Thoracic medicine
  • Upper gastrointestinal surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery

The League of Friends of Fairford Hospital click here.

People For You – Your Volunteer Befriending Service in Fairford & Surrounding Villages

People are what make our communities vibrant and interesting, so every single person matters.

People for You understands the issues affecting local people – acknowledging that sometimes, through bereavement, ill-health, family moving away, or simply the times we live in; people can feel lonely, isolated and vulnerable, particularly in later life.

We know how important social contact is in making us feel a valued and vibrant part of our community.

People For You has been providing a free volunteer befriending service for nearly ten years.  We cover Fairford, Lechlade, Tetbury, and surrounding villages in the south Cotswolds.

Our volunteer visitors are local people you can rely on. They will visit you on a regular basis, offering companionship, a chance for a chat, or to share a laugh, and a listening ear – everything you need from a valued friend.

We’ll visit you before putting you in touch with a friend in your area, to make sure we match you with someone you’ll get on with.

All our volunteer visitors:-
• are local, reliable people who can bring the community to you
• have a genuine interest in meeting you

Their visits can have a positive impact on your health and well-being; research has shown that social contact makes us healthier as well as happier.

Contact Us
For more information email Sue Black sue.peopleforyou@grcc.org.uk or call her on 07810 630167.

People For You is managed by Gloucestershire Rural Community Council (GRCC)  http://www.grcc.org.uk/

“Before I had my visitor, my only companion was the television…….The special quality of the service for me is that now I have something to look forward to every week, whereas before I never knew when I would next have someone to talk to”.