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.
Please click on the links below for the Hot Hub guidance and the Drive Thru Assessment guidance.
People who contact NHS111 or their own GP will fall into one of 3 categories:
Most people, with fairly mild symptoms, will be given advice by 111 or their GP;
Some, with severe symptoms, will have immediate admission to hospital arranged by 111 or their GP;
Some will be difficult to assess over the phone and will be invited to go to either the Hot Hub or Drive Thru in Littlehampton where a local GP or nurse will assess them and decide how best to manage their symptoms.
Patients are still advised to use 111 online advice first, if they are concerned about their symptoms. Staff at 111 online will then advise on what next steps people should take.
Covid - 19 Drive Through Instructions
You have been directed to this page as you have an appointment at our Drive Through facility at Littlehampton Health Centre. Please read the following BEFORE attending your appointment.
You have been asked to have an assessment by a nurse to determine what care you may need for a possible Covid - 19 infection.
Before you attend I need to know if you are allergic to any antibiotics and which is your nominated pharmacy? If you have not already nominated a pharmacy please do so before your appointment with the Receptionist.
YOU WILL NOT BE TESTED FOR CORONAVIRUS
Someone else must drive to you to the assessment.
Drive to Littlehampton Health Centre, Fitzalan Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5HG.
The entrance for cars in is Church Street just after the roundabout. DO NOT DRIVE IN EARLY.
A marshall will direct you on arrival.
DO NOT OPEN YOUR CAR DOOR, OR, LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE.
ONLY OPEN THE WINDOW WHEN INSTRUCTED TO DO SO.
DO NOT SPEAK TO THE NURSE UNLESS ASKED TO DO SO.
You will be directed to a nurse who will apply alcohol gel to your hands (or give you a glove to wear).
When the alcohol gel is dry (or you have put the glove on), extend your arm nearest the window out as far away from the car as possible.
The nurse will put a sensor on your finger which measures oxygen in your blood and your pulse.
The nurse will tell you what to do next as a result of the assessment.
Drive Thru Patient Guidance