NHS, Doctors and Dentists
Listings of the doctors, dentists and hospitals that provide a service to residents of Cheshunt and Waltham Cross can be searched for through the NHS Choices Webpage. Broxbourne Council also have information on their website about local GP surgeries, pharmacies, dental surgeries and NHS acute services.
Cheshunt Minor Injuries Unit
A New minor injuries unit (MIU) opened at Cheshunt Community Hospital in October 2011, replacing the previous Urgent Care Centre which ran as part of a pilot between October 2009 and October 2011.
The MIU deals with minor injuries from bites, stings, grazes and cuts, to sprains, minor fractures and other urgent, but not life-threatening injuries. The MIU does not treat minor illnesses.
The Unit offers a nurse-led service that is open from 8am to 8pm every day, including weekends and bank holidays. Appointments are not necessary. Services currently provided by the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a clinic at the tower centre in Hoddesdon will move to Cheshunt Community Hospital. The hospital provides a valuable local facility; the more it is used by residents and others the more it is likely that it will stay here. more in formation can be found on the Cheshunt MIU website www.cheshuntmiu.nhs.uk For further information call NHS Direct Tel: 0845 4647
WRVS Hospital Shuttle
The hospital shuttle bus service transports passengers to Chase Farm hospital in north London, the QEII in Welwyn Garden City, the Lister Hospital in Stevenage, the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow and Barnet Hospital.
The service is funded by Broxbourne Borough Council, Hertfordshire County Council and Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust. The service is run by the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS), one of the UK’s largest charities and volunteering organisations.
The service picks up residents who have made a booking from their home and drops them off at the relevant hospital clinic. To book, residents simply need to phone 01992 640322. The service is available to all residents that live in the Borough of Broxbourne, but in the event of over-booking, priority will be given according to need.
The shuttle service vehicle can accom
modate four passengers plus one wheel chair passenger, with a fold-down ramp at the back to allow easy access for the disabled. The service is ‘chargeable to the user, but at a lower rate than an individual taxi journey’ with a service ‘higher than a bus’. A leaflet has been produced by Broxbourne Council containing details on the service, this can be viewed here.
For information on local health and fitness facilities, visit the leisure facilities page.