Additional health services and
clinics are provided by Suffolk County Council Community
Services at the County Buildings, Street Farm Rd.
The Co-op Pharmacy in the High Street is open
until 6.00pm on weekdays.
Saxmundham has a GP practice and surgery serving the town and surrounding
villages. There is also a dentist practice, an optician, and veternary
Saxmundham Health Group
Dr. J. S. Havard and Partners
Saxmundham, IP17 1AS
Tel: 01728 602022 (reception)
Tel: 01728 602648 (dispensary)
|Monday to Friday
||0830 - 1900
Out of hours health advice and emergency treatment is provided
by Suffolk Doctors on Call, SDOC and nhs
See the News section for information about the new 'one-stop' health
centre being proposed for Saxmundham.
Aldeburgh & District Community Hospital, Park Road,
Aldeburgh. Tel: 01728 452778.
Ipswich Hospital (www.ipswichhospital.org.uk),
including standard NHS health services and clinics, A&E and Maternity.
Suffolk Coastal Primary Care Trust
Suffolk Coastal Primary Care Trust (www.suffolkcoastal-pct.nhs.uk)
came into existence out of the former Suffolk Health Authority,
on 1 April 2002. It has responsibility for 14 GP practices and 3
community hospitals in this area.
Other health services
Suffolk Doctors On Call (SDOC) (www.suffolk-doctors-on-call.co.uk).
SDOC provides an out of hours health advice and treatment service
for patients in Suffolk. It is co-operatively owned and run by the
GPs in the area. For the majority of patients the consultation will
either be conducted over the telephone or the patient will be invited
to attend the local out of hours centre to see the doctor. To contact
SDOC out of hours phone the Saxmundham surgery, Tel:
NHS Direct (www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk),
Tel: 0845 4647 (24 hours). NHS Direct provides confidential
advice on what to do if you or your family are feeling ill, and
they can put you in touch with local healthcare services, such as
doctors (e.g. SDOC, see below), dentists or late night opening pharmacies.
The 'NHS Direct self-help guide' is a very useful guide to diagnosing
most common symptoms, and is particularly useful if you have children.
The guide is also available online.
Department of Health (www.doh.gov.uk).