Red Warning – Storm Eunice, High wind, closed surgery in the morning.

We have a UK met office red warning for high wind on Friday 18 Feb 2022, 7am to 12 noon, surgery closed until at least 2pm.

What to expect

  • Flying debris resulting in danger to life
  • Damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
  • Uprooted trees are likely
  • Roads, bridges and railway lines closed, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flights
  • Power cuts affecting other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and homes, including flooding of some coastal properties

Extremely strong west to southwesterly winds will develop over southwest England and south Wales early on Friday. Widespread inland gusts of 70-80 mph are likely and up to around 90 mph near some coasts, with dangerous conditions on beaches and seafronts. Winds are expected to ease from the west during the late morning.

To avoid risks for patients and staff, we plan that the surgery will remain closed until 2pm. We hope that in the afternoon we may resume as normal, with appointments, medication collections, telephone calls although we will need to see how things develop in the morning.

Please stay at home and stay safe this Friday morning, collect any medications on thursday evening if possible, before 6pm.

Quarterly Shutdown Afternoon Thursday 9 September 2021

We have a half-day shutdown afternoon, where we will be closed for staff training on Thursday 9 September 1pm-6pm. A number of pre-booked appointments will happen as normal on Thursday evening from 6-8pm and medications can be collected during this time.

During the afternoon URGENT requests can be made by calling 111.

Non-urgent queries should wait for the surgery to re-open on Friday 10 September from 8am, phone lines at 8.30am.

Many thanks

Dr Sam Tapsell

PS Walk in vaccination clinic in Barnstaple dates, Pfizer Vaccine

08.30 to 5pm on 5, 7, 12 and 14 of September at leisure centre – still a chance to GRAB A JAB!, especially if you are aged 16-17.