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 email@example.com
Important local websites
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust https://www.wwl.nhs.uk/
Wigan Boroguh Clinical Commissioning Group https://www.wiganboroughccg.nhs.uk/
North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Trust https://www.nwbh.nhs.uk/
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please see the following document which highlights the change in maternity care services during the Coronavirus outbreak.
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.
Sexual Health Services
Please see the following document which highlights the temprary reduction in sexual health services provided by Spectrum Community Health CIC.
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.