Coronavirus – Information on local health and social care services within the Wigan Borough

We have collated information about different health and social care services within the Wigan Borough and how they have been effected by Coronavirus.
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Healthwatch Wigan and Leigh are the independent champion for people who use health and social care services. 

Below are resources that we have pulled together about the coronavirus and the impact this has had on local health and social care services.

Please note this page is constantly under-review – if you have information that you wish to include to provide further information please email info@healthwatchwiganandleigh.co.uk  

Important local websites

Wigan Council COVID-19

Information on specific health and social care services

End of Life Care 

We explain why it’s important to have a plan in place, should you or a loved one become critically ill with coronavirus.

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Dental Services 

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), all routine dental treatment has been stopped. However, your dentist is able to provide dental advice, pain management and prescribe antibiotics if appropriate following a telephone consultation with the patient/guardian. If you do need to be seen for urgent help, they will be able to arrange this with you.

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GP's Working Differently 

GP practices are working hard to get us through this. We ask people to be patient with any new procedures that have put in place to keep us safe and healthy. To find out more information around this click the link or go directly to your GP website. 

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Mental Health Support 

Not everyone is in a happy place, especially during these current times. You may feel that it's more difficult to get the support and advice you need. Please follow the link below which will explain what mental health support is available.

Maternity Services 

Please see the following document which highlights the change in maternity care services during the Coronavirus outbreak. 

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Stroke Information 

The following document contains information from 'Stroke Association North West' and 'Think Ahead Stroke' about support for stroke patients and their families during coronavirus outbreak. 

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Sexual Health Services 

Please see the following document which highlights the temprary reduction in sexual health services provided by Spectrum Community Health CIC. 

Temporary reduction in sexual health services

Welfare Support 

Wigan Council is aware of the impact that the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on our vulnerable residents.

If you are vulnerable, need help and have no one to turn to, please follow the link and complete the form or telephone 01942 489019. Please share this message with friends, neighbours, colleagues. 

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