Ear Syringing and new Microsuction Service
Medical developments with regard to wax removal from ear canals are resulting in an increasing number of GP surgeries moving away from offering ear syringing in favour of microsuction.
New microsuction procedures show that this is a superior way of removing wax from ears and doesn’t require pressurised water syringing or the use of messy oils. In line with this, and in order to prioritise our basic health care services, we will no longer be offering ear syringing at SHC.
The NHS do not fund ear wax removal locally but surgeries can refer patients who require it, to the NHS microsuction clinic at Ashford and St Peters Hospital.
We appreciate that referrals to hospital clinics often mean that patients may have to wait for up to six weeks for an appointment. As an alternative to waiting, we are pleased to announce that we have made an arrangement with a private company to provide a microsuction service from Sunbury Health Centre.
The company, Hearology, will offer their services at reduced private rates for SHC patients. Hearology also provide their services at other local surgeries and patient feedback has been very positive.
The Hearology service, starting 9th November, will be available on Wednesdays from 1.30pm to 5.30pm at a cost of £30 for one ear or £50 for both ears.
Appointments can be booked through Reception in the normal way.