Healthcare

Choose Well”. Use the right NHS service for your needs.

  • Self care – taking care of yourself if you have conditions such as a cough, sore throat, grazed knee, other minor issues.
  • GP or out of hours services – for vomiting, ear pain/hearing loss, painful cough, symptoms that wont go away
  • Community pharmacists – for diarrhoea, runny nose, upset stomach, headache
  • Opticians – problems with eyes
  • Minor Injury units – for cuts, sprains, bites, minor illnesses or injuries
  • Emergency departments – chocking, chest pain, blacking out, blood loss, serious, life-threatening injury, suspected stroke.

From more information to to the Choose Well website

Nearest Defibrilators

  • On the wall of the Londis Store on The Cross.
  • Another outside Farndon Health Centre

Farndon Health Centre

Address: The Village Surgeries Group
Church Lane, Farndon
Telephone: 01829 270206

Farndon Health Centre Equipment Fund

(Updated 16/05/14)

The Farndon Health Centre Equipment Fund was started in 1985 and has run continually since then. The aid is to provide additional equipment that would not normally be funded by the NHS which can be used both in the surgery and the community by our District Nurses, which is for the benefit and comfort of the patients. The Equipment Fund is funded by fundraising and donations.

The fund is a registered charity and consists of three Trustees, Officers and a working Committee. These are Chris Crossley, Lorna Donovan and Helen Dutton.

During the last 12 months Equipment Fund money has purchased the following:

  • ECG machine – £2,949
  • Paediatric Pulse Oximeter – £ 107
  • Additional user licence for the dictation system – £ 376
  • Training course in Minor Illness attended by our 2 Practice Nurses – £ 720

If you would like to be involved either by organising a fundraising event or by giving a donationplease contact our Treasurer Chris Crossley 01829 270 184 or our Secretary Helen Dutton 01829 270 106.

Registered Charity Number: X18184

Local Hospitals

Wrexham Maelor Hospital
Croesnewydd Road, Wrexham LL13 7TD
Telephone: 01978 291100

24 hour Accident & Emergency Department

Telephone: 01978 725441


Countess of Chester Hospital
Liverpool Road, Chester CH2 1UL
Telephone: 01244 365000

24 hour Accident & Emergency Department

Telephone: 01244 365224


Tarporley Cottage Hospital
Park Road, Tarporley
Telephone: 01829 732436

Minor Injury Walk-In Clinic


NHS Direct Wales

Telephone 0845 602 3303

Prescription Entitlement Card

If you live in Wales close to the border but your GP is in England where prescriptions cost more you can apply for an entitlement card.

Since 1st August 2006 qualifying patients (ie those living in Wales but registered with a GP practice in England) have been able to apply to their Shared Services Partnership for an entitlement card. Cardholders are able to get their prescription dispensed for free providing they take it to a Welsh pharmacy to get it dispensed.

You can apply for exemption cards from the following address:

NHS Shared Services
NHS prescription card exemption
Cwmbran House
Mamhilad Park Estate
Mamhilad
Pontypool
NP4 0YP

Key health facts of the health board area:

  • Population 678,500

  • Number of births 7,570

  • Number of deaths 7,448

  • Life expectancy 77.2 (men); 81.5 (women)

  • Fertility rate (births per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44) 60.5

  • Number of people with a disability 26,799