Greenwich Health Dressing Service 

Our Dressing service was launched in December 2018 at Thamesmead Health Centre and in March 2019 at Eltham Community Hospital.

The dressing service was designed to reduce demand on the Urgent Care Centre (UCC) and A&E  while improving our patients journey. Any patient who is registered with a Greenwich GP or is permanently residing in Greenwich can be booked into our Greenwich Health Dressing clinic.

Booking is easy, patients can be booked by any of the 35 GP practices in Greenwich. Appointments are  available up to 2 weeks in advance.

Our Dressing service has been a huge success thus far and we are proud to offer this service in Greenwich. Our first month in December of 2018 saw a solid utilization rate and the service continues to thrive with increasing numbers of dressing changes being undertaken in 2019.

WHAT WE DO

  • General wounds (cuts and grazes

  • Leg ulcers (not compression)

  • Post I & D Abscess

  • Suture Removal & Surgical post-op wounds (including plastics for finger crush injuries)

  • Compression Dressings (Monday-Friday only)

  • Burns (Follow Up)

  • Foot dressings (including ulcers, podiatry and post-op in growing toenail)

  • Animal Bites (Follow up dressings only) 

  • Wounds taking double or triple appointment

WHAT WE DON'T DO

  • Walk-in patients

  • Negative Pressure Dressings (Vac Pumps)

Dressing Service Opening Hours

Our Dressing service is available on the weekdays and weekends. Here is a timetable of opening times every week:

Monday: 8am - 12pm (Charlton Hub)

Tuesday: 4pm - 8pm  (Greenwich Hub)

Wednesday: 2pm - 6pm (Eltham Hub)

Thursday: 1pm - 5pm (Charlton Hub)

Friday: 10am - 2pm (Thamesmead Hub)

Saturday: 8am - 12pm (Eltham Hub, Greenwich Hub, Thamesmead Hub)

Sunday: 8am - 12pm (Eltham Hub, Thamesmead Hub)

How To Book An Appointment At A Hub

Simply contact your GP surgery in Greenwich and ask them to book you into the Greenwich Health Dressing Clinics. We have clinics at all 4 of our Access Hubs including: The Charlton Hub, The Eltham Hub, The Greenwich Hub and The Thamesmead Hub.

Pick an appointment time that works for you in the next 2 weeks.

4 Central Dressing Service Locations In Greenwich

Eltham Hub Dressing Service

Eltham Community Hospital

30 Passey Pl, SE9 5DQ

There is Pay & Display parking available in the street across from the hospital as well as in the Sainsbury’s car park nearby.

Routes 124, 126, 160, 321, B15 & B16. The nearest stop is Eltham High St/Passey Place. The bus routes go through Middle Park, Mottingham, New Eltham, Welling, Falconwood and Kidbrooke.

The closest train stations are Eltham and Mottingham. It is approximately a 15 min walk from there.

Greenwich Dressing Service Hub

The Burney Street Practice

48 Burney Street, London SE10 8EX

There is a public car park opposite as well as several parking meters right outside.

Routes 177, 188, 199 and 386. The nearest stop is Greenwich High Road Royal Hill (Stop K). It is a 2 minute walk from this stop.

The closest train station is Greenwich. It is approximately a 7 minute walk from there.

Charlton Dressing Service Hub

Fairfield Health Centre

43 Fairfield Grove, London SE7 8TE

FREE street parking for non residents is available in approved parking bays in front of the health centre. These are always suspended on Charlton Athletic Football Club match days. There is a car park at the nearby Assembly Rooms in The Village.

Routes 53, 54, 380, 422 and 486. The nearest stop is Charlton Village which is a 2 minute walk to Fairfield Health Centre.  

The closest train station is Charlton. It is approximately a 13 min walk from there.

Thamesmead Dressing Service Hub

Thamesmead Health Centre

4-5 Thames Reach, Thamesmead, SE28 0NY

The closest train station is Plumstead. From here a bus can be taken to the Health Centre.

Routes 244 and 380. The nearest stop is Goldfinch Road. The bus routes go through Shooters Hill, Woolwich Common, Woolwich Arsenal, Woolwich Dockyard, Plumstead, Charlton, Blackheath, VanBrugh Park, Maze Hill and Lewisham.

There is plenty of parking outside the centre which is FREE for 2 hours.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT DRESSING SERVICE

PATIENT, ELTHAM HUB

Very good service, excellent reception service!

PATIENT, ELTHAM HUB

The nurses were fantastic - thank you!

PATIENT, THAMESMEAD HUB

Great idea and so easy to get to and park!

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