Nailsea patients given advice on staying safe

Memebers of the public standing by a fire engine with a firefighterAs well as paying a visit to their local GP, patients from a Nailsea surgery were able to gain advice from their local firefighters during a series of events at the practice in May.

Firefighters were on hand with fire safety advice at Brockway Surgery, part of Nailsea and Backwell Medical Group, which organised a two week event for older patients.

Other local services in attendance included Nailsea Disability Centre, Help the Aged, Avon and Somerset Constabulary and North Somerset Council’s Care Connect and Care and Repair services.

Veronica Baker, Practice Assistant for Backwell and Nailsea Medical Group said: “These organisations offer great services for local people and we wanted to make sure our patients had access to information that could benefit them.

“I’ve had lots of positive feedback from patients during the fortnight and am very grateful to all the local organisations which gave their support.”

Nailsea Fire Station Manager Gary Carr-Smith from Avon Fire & Rescue Service said: “From our perspective it was a great opportunity to promote fire safety and help people with any concerns they have about staying safe in their homes.”