From 5th January 2022 patients will no longer require a referral from the GP practice and patients can call directly to make an appointment at health centre reception desks, self-refer to ear care clinics across all sectors.
These dedicated ear care clinics will provide patients with a holistic and individualised approach to ear care.
Reception staff will be first point of contact for patients when self-referring.
This service is available on :
- Monday PM – Govan Health Centre
- Friday All Day – Gorbals Health Centre
All other South Treatment Room ear care appointments are irrigation only appointments (until informed otherwise).
Advice for staff/patients on booking appointments:
- Patients must oil ears for a minimum of 3-4 times daily for a period of 7 days consecutive (olive oil, almond oil, or pharmacy issued wax softener
- Please ensure appointment date is booked after oiling period of 7 days.
- Patients should be booked for irrigation appointment firstly,
Methods of using oil to soften ear wax
- Lie on one side with affected ear uppermost.
- Instill 5 drops of Olive or Almond oil (unless you are allergic to nuts) at room temperature.
- Remain lying for 10 to 15minutes.
- When you sit up wipe away any excess oil that may run out from ear lobe downwards.
- Do NOT put any cotton wool, tissue paper etc. into the ear.
- Do NOT use cotton buds to clean your ears.
- Repeat procedure with the other ear if required.
- Oil ear(s) using the above method 3-4 times daily for 7-10 days.
- The Treatment Room Nurse will re-assess your ear to determine if the wax is soft enough for irrigation/microsuction.
Ear care appointments are available at all Treatment Rooms across South Glasgow, please see below for contact numbers:
|Govanhill Treatment Room||0141 531 8300 (Option 5)|
|Gorbals Treatment Room||0141 201 5000 (option 9)|
|Castlemilk Treatment Room||0141 531 8500|
|Thornliebank Treatment Room||0141 531 6900|
|Pollok Treatment Room||0141 531 6800|
|Cardonald Treatment Room||0141 355 1033|
|Cardonald Treatment Room||0141 531 8421|
Mount Florida Treatment Room – * call any number above