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Lists of loal medical facilities.

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals

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Parking Charges

The Pay and Display service is operated by CP Plus and if you have any queries they can be contacted on 020 7431 4001.

Charges for Monday to Sunday are as follows:

Up to 2 hours £2.00
Up to 3 hours £2.50

Up to 4 hours £3.00
Up to 24 hours £5.00
Weekly Permit £10.00
Any vehicle parked without a valid ticket will be clamped, and will face the following penalty charges: Clamp notice £40.00 Clamp release £40.00



NHS Direct

Disabled People A UK Government offering information on a wide range of topics.

Alzheimer's The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's
  • leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and careers.

Also take a look at this US site that is a patient's guide to alzheimer's disease

Hearing A BBC page on deafness and hearing problems with links to many other health info pages.

Back Pain A site to help if you have a back pain problem.

  • Diabetes A BBC page on diabetes with links to many other health info pages.

  • Epilepsy A BBC page on epilepsy with links to many other health info pages.

  • Heart British Heart Foundation at the forefront of the fight against heart disease.

  • Snoring A site to help if you have a snoring problem (or sleep with someone with them)

Pregnancy & Childbirth A site to help with pregnancy & childbirth questions.

  • Arthritis A site to help with arthritis questions

  • Poisoning Some information about poisons & contact details for advice.

  • Sight The BNIB web Pages are not for blind people but can help many who have eyesight problems.

  • Stroke A BBC page with lots of info & links relater to strokes.

  • Asthma Info. links & even games about asthma.

  • Pain  A site to help if you have pain.

  • Alcohol Alcohol Concern. Services available to people with alcohol-related problems , information & contact details for advice.

Mental Health The biggest web site on mental health (and mental illness) in the UK

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Protecting Health, Preventing Harm, Preparing for Threats

Health News from Google

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Health campaigner's fury 'after being questioned about skin condition before ...

Evening Standard

Health campaigner's fury 'after being questioned about skin condition before being allowed on easyJet flight'
Evening Standard
A health campaigner who suffers from a chronic skin condition today told of her anger after allegedly being questioned before being allowed to board an easyJet flight. Holly Dillon, 26, from Peckham, said she was returning from a short break in Faro ...

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Nurses warn public services funding cuts risk people's health - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Nurses warn public services funding cuts risk people's health
Daily Mail
Funding cuts to public services are putting the health of the public at risk, leading nurses have warned. Almost four in 10 nurses have treated patients whose health has been affected by malnutrition or food poverty. And 41% have seen patients with ...
Health inequalities still blighting patients lives, say nursesHerald Scotland
Nursing poll finds patient health is being put at risk by funding cutsITV News
Health chiefs warn of 'reckless' cuts in student nurse fundingThe Guardian
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E-cigarettes: health advocates welcome court action against two manufacturers...

The Guardian

E-cigarettes: health advocates welcome court action against two manufacturers
The Guardian
Formaldehyde is classified by the World Health Organisation international agency for cancer research as a Group 1A carcinogen, meaning there is sufficient evidence to show it causes cancer in humans. Acetaldehyde is classified as a Group 2B carcinogen, ...

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Prince William urges fathers to discuss mental health issues with their child...

Daily Mail

Prince William urges fathers to discuss mental health issues with their children
Daily Mail
Prince William has marked his third Father's Day as a parent by encouraging other fathers to discuss mental health issues with their children. The Duke of Cambridge displayed once again that he is a natural with kids as he met with families to discuss ...
Prince William urges fathers to discuss mental health with childrenThe Guardian
Prince William urges fathers to talk to children about mental healthITV News
Prince William Champions Child Mental Health on Father's DayABC News
USA TODAY -Yahoo News
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Nurse 'groped and performed oral sex on mental health patient' - Evening Stan...

Evening Standard

Nurse 'groped and performed oral sex on mental health patient'
Evening Standard
A nurse faces being struck off after being accused of performing oral sex on a mental health patient in south-east London. Elizabeth Akinbote allegedly made suggestive remarks to the man, placed his hands on her bare breasts, stroked his groin and ...

Pledge your support for Health and Safety Week - SHPonline


Pledge your support for Health and Safety Week
Following the success of Health and Safety Week 2015 where the focus was on occupational health and inspiring organisations to spread the message of the importance of acknowledging issues with health in the workplace, Health & Safety Week 2016 is ...

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Isleworth fire: Patient injured and 20 evacuated after mental health unit bla...

Evening Standard

Isleworth fire: Patient injured and 20 evacuated after mental health unit blaze
Evening Standard
One patient was taken to A&E and scores of others were evacuated after fire broke out a west London mental health unit today. Emergency services were called to the blaze at around 4pm in the Lakeside Mental Health Unit in Isleworth. Two wards of the ...

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Sickle cell disease: Nurses need better training, says health union - BBC News

BBC News

Sickle cell disease: Nurses need better training, says health union
BBC News
"Two things would make a huge difference to the thousands of people with sickle cell disease. "First, provide more specialist services, and, secondly, provide health care staff with better training about the condition." Throughout his childhood, Stefan ...

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Tributes to a 'brilliant dad' found hanged at mental health unit - Liverpool ...

Liverpool Echo

Tributes to a 'brilliant dad' found hanged at mental health unit
Liverpool Echo
A teaching assistant 'failed' by the mental health unit where he was found hanged was 'sweet and kind' and a 'brilliant dad' his heartbroken partner said. Helen Milne was speaking after a coroner criticised a series of shortcomings at the Merseycare ...

EU health ministers confront crisis in affordability of medicines - EurActiv


EU health ministers confront crisis in affordability of medicines
Health ministers recognized that in many cases, there was a market failure where patient access to effective and affordable essential medicines is endangered by ?very high and unsustainable price levels, market withdrawal of products that are out-of ...

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Woking Branch Branch Enquiries and Help Line 01483 753651

Day Centre 01483 753650
Fax 01483 773896
Helpline 01483 753651

Achor Pregnancy Counselling Centre
Serving Guildford, Chertsey, Addlestone and Byfleet

Achor Pregnancy Counselling Centre offers a friendly, discreet, relaxed venue for any girl or woman who would like to think through and discuss her options if she finds herself in a crisis pregnancy situation. Our trained advisors will be able to give all our clients time and space to come to an informed decision. If the client continues with the pregnancy we are able to give some advice on benefits and may be able to offer additional practical help.

A free pregnancy testing service with immediate results is available.

We also offer a post abortion support programme for those women who are suffering from emotional trauma following a termination of pregnancy or miscarriage.

Phone Service Monday 10.30 - 13.30
Open Friday 10.00-12.30 in Woking Community Hospital

01483 729108 - 01483 729108
9 Oaks Road, Woking, GU21 6DU

During times that centre is shut the phone is usually diverted to an advisor otherwise there is an answerphone on which to leave your message. We can usually arrange daytime or evening appointments at a convenient time for you at our centre in Oaks Road or you can attend the drop in service at Woking Community Hospital.

All advice and counselling is free and confidential.

Wheelchair Dance Classes

With the help of Dutch instructor Corrie van Hugten, Caroline, Karen & Shirley have set up a wheelchair dance classes in Alfold Hall is on the Surrey / Sussex Border. I don't think it is strictly a charity, but I thought a link here might be a good idea. Just click the blue heading for more details.

Local support group for osteoporosis sufferers

Jocellyn, Maybourne Rise, Mayford, Woking, Surrey, GU22 0SH

01483 773768 -

A local support group for osteoporosis sufferers and meet in the evening on the second Monday of alternate months at Woodham & New Haw Day Centre. Arrange exercise classes and hold other social events.

Arthritis Care Advice and Guidance

Woking Branch
Give support to members of the community. Monthly meetings with a guest speaker, raffle and bring and buy sale, as well as outings to various places.

Achor Pregnancy Counselling Centre

9 Oaks Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6DU

01483 729108 or 07726214268

Achor Pregnancy Counselling Centre is a registered charity which opened in October 2003 to help women and girls facing an unexpected pregnancy or suffering emotional difficulties following an abortion. Achor seeks to offer a caring, compassionate, non-judgemental counselling service, without pressure or bias, to all women in a ‘pregnancy crisis’, that will enable them to make an informed choice concerning their pregnancy and to support and counsel women suffering from emotional trauma or other difficulties following an abortion or miscarriage

We provide free pregnancy testing, free crisis pregnancy counselling and free post abortion counselling.

Mondays 10.30-13.30 9 Oaks Road GU21 6DU (between Pizza Express and the Coign Church), within easy walking distance of Woking town Centre.

Fridays 10.00-12.30 Family Planning Clinic in Woking Community hospital, Heathside Road GU22 7HS

Appointments can be made outside these hours by arrangement

AbilityNet Thames Valley

PO Box 4815 Earley, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 1XZ
0800 269545

Anyone who finds using a computer difficult because of a limiting condition can seek help from AbilityNet.

AbilityNet is a national charity helping disabled adults and children use computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology.

AllSorts Mental Health Group

Newholme, Woburn Hill, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2QG

01932 848825

AllSorts Mental Health Group is open to anyone interested in mental health services in this part of Surrey. It is a support, information and action group.

There is a monthly Notice about the meetings with information about what is happening in mental health and associated issues.

The meetings have been held monthly since January 2005 at the CornerHouse Mental Health Resource Centre, 2 Courtenay Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 5HQ

B-eat Woking

Corner House, 2 Courtenay Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 5HQ

01483 757461

B-eat is the leading organisation providing information, support and help across the United Kingdom for people affected by eating disorders. B-eat Woking is a part of the B-eat self-help network. The group provides a forum where people can meet to share experiences and coping strategies with others in similar situations.

There are two groups, one for those with an eating disorder and another for carers.

The British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society
52 Village Way, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 2LB

01784 255648

The British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society is a national charity that seeks to raise money to fund research into the causes and possible future treatment of people with the genetic eye condition Retinitis Pigmentosa. This causes people to lose periferal vision and can lead to severe tunnel vision and blindness. The Woking Branch provides support for sufferers in the West of Surrey. Our activities include meetings where we invite speakers from the National Society or from medical research groups or representatives from SAVI to come and inform the group on progress in research or ways in which sufferer lives can be improved. We also hold social meetings and fundraising activities including collections at local stores to help the National Society fund the research programmes.

British Red Cross

Woking Centre Walton Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 5DW

01483 772369


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Covid-19: Mortician says deaths have taken a toll
Senior mortician Hannah Leahy says the level of Covid fatalities is taking its toll on staff the Royal London Hospital.
Covid-19: 'Don't end up like us, please'
Martin Freeborn's wife, Helen, lost her fight against Covid at the Royal London Hospital, where staff are struggling to cope with rising admissions.
Joe believes playing video games helps his mental health
Many argue the positives outweigh the negatives when it comes to gaming and mental health
Kori, nine, says transplant gives him 'another chance at life'
Kori, from Ripley in Derbyshire, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
Covid-19: Lockdown restrictions could relax once 'top 4 cohorts' vaccinated
Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi says there are still "a number of caveats" to reopening.
Covid-19 vaccinations done 'four times faster' than people catching virus
The chief executive of NHS England is optimistic about vaccinating all adults before Autumn this year.
Covid-19: UK increases border checks for travellers to keep new cases and var...
The foreign secretary added there would be a crackdown on those failing to isolate after travelling abroad.
Lockdown mental health: Tips for helping your child
Lockdown has seen an increase in children under 11 seeking counselling according to the NSPCC.
Covid-19: Vaccine patients treated to live organ music while waiting for jab
People listened to the likes of Bach and Handel as they waited for their jab at Salisbury Cathedral.
Covid-19: Lichfield Cathedral becomes a vaccination hub
In the Middle Ages, Lichfield Cathedral was a pilgrimage for the sick - now it's become a vaccination centre.
'I might die because of surgery delays due to Covid'
As the coronavirus pandemic puts pressure on NHS resources, millions pf people remain on waiting lists for other treatments.
'Being sectioned felt like a punishment'
Antonio says he felt he was discriminated against because of his skin colour when he was sectioned.
Covid-19: BBC's Fergal Keane revisits St Mary?s and Charing Cross Hospital 10...
As the UK records its highest death toll, Fergal Keane has been to see the strain the NHS is under for the second time.
Covid-19: 'More needs to be done to support people shielding'
A group of leading charities say more must be done this lockdown to support people who are shielding.
Stroud GP vaccinates her father against Covid-19
A GP in Stroud has been able to vaccinate her father, and see him for the first time since March.

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