Home visits are made only when the medical condition of the patient makes it impossible for them to come to the Health Centre.
The doctors generally start home visits after their morning surgery around 12pm onwards. It is therefore important that requests for home visits be made before 10:00.
It should be noted that patients are not normally routinely visited on discharge from hospital.
You can be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.