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RECEPTION IS OPEN FROM 8.30a.m. TO 6p.m.

TELEPHONE LINES ARE OPEN FROM 8a.m. to 6.30p.m.

We are moving to new premises.

We are delighted to inform you that Waterside Medical Practice will be moving to our new premises on Monday 9th November 2015.

Our new postal address: Waterside Medical Centre, Brunel Way, Briton Ferry, SA11 2FP.

We are looking forward to the much awaited premises and further improving our services.

 Changes to Appointment System

We have changed in the way we organise our appointments, our booking system has changed read the following information which outlines how we will improve the services we provide for you. - please see appointments for more information.

 

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Stroke

A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.

Like all organs, the brain needs the oxygen and nutrients provided by blood to function properly. If the supply of blood is restricted or stopped, brain cells begin to die. This can lead to brain damage and possibly death.

Strokes are a medical emergency and prompt treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen.

The NHS Stroke Act FAST pages offer a great deal of information about stroke, including how to recognise the signs, some real stories of stroke sufferers and advice on how to live your life after a stroke.

http://www.nhs.uk/actfast/Pages/stroke.aspx

Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA),

A transient ischaemic attack (TIA), or 'mini-stroke', is caused by a temporary fall in the blood supply to part of the brain, leading to a lack of oxygen to the brain. This can cause symptoms that are similar to a stroke, although they don’t last as long. A TIA lasts only a few minutes and is usually resolved within 24 hours

As TIAs are serious, it is important that they are always investigated so that appropriate treatment can be given quickly. With treatment, the risk of a further TIA or a full stroke can be greatly reduced.

 
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