Covid- 19 Hot Hubs

The ‘Hot Hub’ and ‘Drive Thru Assessment’ are new GP services set up to help the NHS assess and look after residents of Littlehampton, Rustington, Angmering and East Preston who may be suffering from Covid-19. Both services will run from the existing Littlehampton Health Centre site, and will be staffed by GPs, nurses, paramedics, healthcare assistants and receptionists from the five local practices. They will serve acutely-ill patients who do not need a 999 ambulance, where all “remote” options (those that are not face-to-face) to manage the conditions have already been exhausted.

The Hot Hub and Drive Thru are not walk-in centres and attendance is strictly by appointment only. You can only attend if referred by your GP.

Both services will be meticulously managed to ensure your safety and that of our staff. You are requested to read the relevant guide for your appointment before attending your appointment, so that you fully understand what is required of you when you come to the site.

Covid - 19 Hot Hub Instructions

Please read the instructions below BEFORE you come to the Hot Hub.

Every patient seen by our Clinicians represents an infection risk to them, and the longer they spend with each patient, the greater the risk.  THIS WILL NOT BE A USUAL CONSULTATION.

BEFORE attending the appointment please wait for a telephone call from the GP manning the Hot Hub.  (Bring your mobile phone with you).

Please use the toilet BEFORE you come to the appointment as there are no available facilities as the Health Centre.    

Do not bring anyone else with you to the appointment unless you are physically unable to enter the building without assistance.  For children, 1 parent only.  Do not bring a buggy, or, pushchair.

Drive to Littlehampton Health Centre, Fitzalan Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5HG.  The entrance for cars is in Church Street just after the roundabout.  When you arrive stay in your parked vehicle, the Car Park Marshall will approach your car to ask your name and date of birth.  The Marshall will then radio through to the appropriate team.

You will be telephoned back to advise you when to enter the building via the main entrance - your Clinician will meet you there.

If you do not have a phone and are unable to borrow one, alert the Marshall on your arrival - DO NOT approach the window then wait outside remaining at least 2 metres away from any other person.

A Clinician may decide to assess you in your car instead.

You will be given a disposable mask and gloves to wear when you enter the building.  Once the building do exactly as you are instructed.

Please DO NOT SPEAK TO THE CLINICIAN UNLESS ASKED TO DO SO.

Do not touch any surfaces.  Stay at least 2 metres from anyone else in the building.

Please leave the building promptly without delay when asked to do so.

You will be in the building for an examination only and the Clinician will not be able to deal with any other problem.

You will be contacted by phone to advise you of the outcome rather than during the assessment.