Following the latest update from our governing body - The College of Podiatry, we are now in a position to reopen Ballymena Foot Clinic and Antrim Foot Clinic and begin treating more people.
We still face restrictions in what we can and cannot currently see and all patients will be required to go through a short telephone triage process to determine if treatment is appropriate at this time.
We aim to begin reopening the clinics from next week (18th May). It is likely we will keep reception staff safe at home for the foreseeable future so we would appreciate your patience while we try and get back to everyone and triage calls.
We are currently working hard on preparing the clinic and updating protocols to ensure everyone's safety when attending the clinic.
We aim to begin contacting patients who have had their appointments cancelled later this week to rebook their appointment if appropriate.
Some of the changes we have had to implement are as follows:
●We have temporarily suspended online bookings and you can no longer book in person at the clinic. We will only accept bookings by telephone or via website contact.
●We would ask that you only attend the clinic at your appointment time, if you arrive early please wait in your car or outside the clinic until your appointment time. If you arrive early you will be refused entry, this is to adhere to social distancing within the clinic.
●Please only attend the clinic alone, unless you require assistance.
●We would strongly advise wearing a face covering before entering the clinic and for the duration of your treatment, this may be a face mask if you have one or scarf or bandana. This should cover both your mouth and nose.
●You will be required to wash your hands or use the hand sanitiser provided on entering and leaving the clinic
●You must phone and cancel your appointment if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19 prior to your appointment.
●When in the clinic please keep a social distance of at least 2m between you and other members of the public. We will be staggering appointments and leaving spaces between patients to reduce interactions between others as much as possible.
●Social distancing may not be possible between the podiatrist and yourself during treatment however all podiatrists will be wearing adequate PPE (personal protective equipment) to ensure your safety and their own.
To book an appointment please call the clinic on 02825652466 and leave a message with your name and number and your call will be returned by the podiatrist when they are available to go through the triage process.
It is with regret that I am announcing the closure of Broughshane Foot Clinic.
I would like to thank patients for their support in the past and also thank the management of Raceview Mill for their support , it has been a great home for the past 5 years.
I will be continuing to serve the people of Broughshane from either of our other two clinics:- Ballymena Foot Clinic or Antrim Foot Clinic and would welcome any existing patients to attend either of these clinics instead.
Any current gift vouchers can still be redeemed at either of our other clinics.
All clinics have been closed since 24th March due to Covid-19 and we aim to reopen both Ballymena and Antrim clinics next week (18th May). Please see the individual Facebook pages for more information.
I will try to contact everyone over the coming days, who was due to see us but had their appointments cancelled due to Covid-19 to make alternative arrangements.
We are excited to announce that on the 24th May 2019 we officially took over management of Matthews Podiatry (Now Ballymena Foot Clinic) located in Woodsides Pharmacy in Ballymena's Church Street. It is a long established clinic with a team of five friendly podiatrists.
We have already begun making some improvements including now taking card payments and we are currently in the process of transitioning over to a computer based IT system, which will have many benefits for patients such as automatic appointment reminders.
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