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Sharing is a voluntary group set up to support patients from Buckfastleigh Medical Centre.
The group provides a Sunday Tea Set, Befriending, Lunch Club and help with Transport.
They may also be able to help with day relief for carers, visiting, shopping and light gardening.
We are always keen to recruit more volunteers. If you feel you contribute some your time and would like to be more involved then please contact the Graham Ray, the Practice Manager.
Patients wishing to use any of the services should contact:
Transport: Jean Hearle - 01364 643723
Sunday Tea Set: Hilary - 01364 643561
Lunch Club: Maureen Hine - 01364 643646
Our volunteers will provide help with transport to Doctors, Hospitals, Dentists and to and from the shops.
Our volunteers will provide one to one help and support including visiting lonely or housebound people, collecting prescriptions, form filling and letter writing, support with activities and interests, shopping.
We meet on the second Tuesday each month. The lunch club is a social group, supported by volunteers that has lunch out once a month. The service is provided for who may be housebound or without transport. The venues differ each month and door to door transport is provided. There is a charge for tranport and food.
A social group supported by volunteers which meets for tea twice a month on the first and third Sunday each month at South Park Hall, Buckfastleigh between 2 and 5pm. Tea is £1.50 and transport is provided.
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NON-EMERGENCY: Have a look at out "Get health information" page. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
MINOR INJURIES: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or a local minor iunjuries unit. The LIVE WAITING times for these services are listed here.
EMERGENCY: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency)
If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.