Sussex Travel Clinic

Hove Clinic

01273 749100

Worthing Clinic

01903 254774

Christmas Opening Hours 2019

 

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Sussex Travel Clinic would like to wish all of our customers a Happy Christmas. Here are our opening hours over festive season.

Christmas Opening Times 2015

Sussex Travel Clinic would like to wish all of our customers a Happy Christmas. Here are our opening hours over festive season.

Travel Health Update

Sussex Travel Clinic are pleased to announce they will be holding a FREE full training day for local practice nurses on April 22nd 2016 at Worthing College . The day includes a presentation by a fantastic speaker – Cathy O’Malley – travel health nurse specialist (download our flyer for more information). This day will provide excellent educational opportunities and professional development for all who attend. We look forward to seeing you on the day.

To book a place please Download application form

Travel Health Nurse RGN

 

Sussex Travel Clinic is seeking a Travel Health Nurse RGN to join our growing team.

Experience preferred but full training will be considered for the right applicant.

Must be prepared to work in both clinic locations – Hove, East Sussex and Worthing, West Sussex.

Pay grade: Band 6-7 equivalent. Pay according to experience.

Hours: part time leading to full time. Must be able to work evenings till 7 pm and Saturday mornings.

Please contact tina@sussextravelclinic.com for an application form or write to Sussex Travel Clinic, 23 Farncombe Road, Worthing BN11 2AY.

 

There is currently a shortage of Yellow Fever vaccine in the UK and normal supplies continue to be interrupted.

Sussex Travel Clinic has Yellow Fever vaccine in stock in multi- dose vials. These need to be used during 1 session and therefore we have allocated 2 days per week when we will run Yellow Fever clinics. The sessions will be held on a Tuesday at our Worthing branch and on a Friday in our Hove branch.

To book a Yellow Fever vaccine please call the clinics on -01273 749100 or 01903 254774.

Cost £100, includes, consultation and Yellow Fever certificate.

 

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Did anyone see Mary and Martha last week?

Love Actually writer, Richard Curtis, wrote this moving and very tragic story for Comic Relief 2013 about two mothers who lose their sons to malaria. It certainly has got us all talking in travel clinic. mary and martha

The films story tells the tale of two mothers who meet in Zimbabwe following the deaths of their sons from malaria.  Martha, played by Brenda Blethyn, loses her son Ben after he gives away his ­malaria tablets and she and  Mary, played by ­Hollywood actress Hilary Swank, form an unlikely friendship and team up to campaign for malaria prevention.

Richard Curtis was inspired to write the story after hearing about Jo Yirrell, whose son Harry worked in Ghana in 2005. Jo lost her son Harry to malaria after he gave away his malaria tablets to the locals in Ghana. Harry had an amazing adventure in Ghana, he helped build a school, met a local girl and fell in love. He saw the local community suffering from malaria and in a selfless act he gave away his malaria tablets. On his return home to the UK, Harry became sick with symptoms of malaria and was admitted to hospital and sadly passed away.

Before Harry died, Jo had little knowledge about malaria. However, since Harry’s death in 2005 she has campaigned and raised awareness of malaria through her role as an Ambassador for the UK based charity – Malaria No More. Jo also speaks at Travel Medicine study days in the UK educating health care professionals by sharing her experience. I have had the pleasure of meeting this inspirational woman who has dedicated her life to campaigning to try and prevent unnecessary deaths from malaria. I am sure Jo has saved many lives and Harry would be extremely proud of all his mum has achieved.

Malaria Facts

  • Worldwide there are 219 million cases of malaria every year.
  • Sleeping under a mosquito net saves lives – nets cut malaria cases in children by half and reduce child deaths by 20%
  • A child dies from malaria every minute.
  • Every year, over 660,000 people die from malaria, over 90% of these deaths are in Africa.

Source – http://malarianomore.org.uk/malaria#quick-facts

How can you help?

  • Make a donation by visiting http://malarianomore.org.uk
  • Donate a mosquito net – leave your mosquito net behind when you return to the UK. You don’t need a mosquito net here and by leaving it for locals in areas where malaria is present you will be helping to save lives.

If you need to discuss malaria recommendations for the countries you are travelling to , pick up malaria tablets or buy a net – Call the clinic on 01273 749100.

 

 

 

 

 

On Monday 3/12/12 we received news that the recommendations for malaria tablets required for India has changed.

The main change in the new guidance is that it now is recommended that you take prescription only anti-malarials as first line to risk areas in India, as opposed to over-the-counter medication.

There is also a new malaria map indicating new areas where malaria tablets may be required.

The map can be accessed here:

http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations/asia-(east)/india/india-malaria-map.aspx

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I am travelling to India soon?

If you are travelling to India soon, look at the malaria map and check to see if the region you are travelling to now requires malaria tablets. If you now require prescription only tablets please call the clinic on 01273 749100 or book online

I already have malaria tablets for my trip, what should I do?

If you are still in the UK and you have the over- the- counter medication Paludrine and Chloroquine then we would recommend that you change these to a prescription only medication such as Malarone, Doxycycline or Mefloquine before you depart for India.

I am in India at present, what should I do?

Please check the map and see if the regions you are travelling to are a high risk for malaria. If you are currently taking malaria tablets please check to see which ones you have been given. If you are taking Paludrine and Chloroquine continue taking these, but please be aware they may not be as protective as prescription only medications. You should practice strict insect bite avoidance- see below. If you look at the map and find you now require malaria tablets you may want to consult with a travel clinic in India. A list of travel clinics can be found on the International Society of Travel Medicine website – www.istm.org

I recently travelled to India and did not take anti-malarials, but it looks like I travelled to a risk area- what should I do?

Be vigilant for symptoms of malaria- If you feel UNWELL with symptoms which – include fever, cough, diarrhoea and flu like symptoms – SEEK URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION. Malaria symptoms can present up to 1 year after visiting an area where malaria is present

 

Insect Bite Avoidance

  • Use a DEET based insect repellent on any exposed skin. Wear day and night but be extra careful between dusk and dawn when the mosquitoes that spread malaria are more active.
  • Sleep under a mosquito net that has long lasting Impregnation.
  • If you have air – conditioning use it- mosquitoes do not like the cold air.
  • Consider using a plug in mosquito repellent for your room or use a clothing spray on clothes for extra protection.
  • Wear long sleeved clothing and trousers, especially of outdoors after sunset.

 

 

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