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Tuesday, 17 March 2020

In these strange times...


Dear Patients
At the moment we are open and operating as normal. We are being meticulous with hygiene, wiping down all surfaces between patients. We request that all patients wash their hands with soap BEFORE as well as after having a treatment. In addition there is hand sanitiser on the reception desk.
If you feel unwell in any way, we request that you ring and cancel your appointment. You will not be charged a cancellation fee. I will post any updates or changes to our clinic as and when we get them.
In the meantime, Mala has sent a link to this insightful and measured podcast.

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/making-sense-with-sam-harris/id733163012?i=1000468117227

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Happy 20th Birthday Chandos Clinic!


Well it's a bit belated to wish you all a happy new 2020, but I do hope this finds you all well and dry. The Chandos Clinic reception area is always a little haven of warmth, and we're never averse to jackets drying on radiators. Hopefully a glorious spring is just around the corner.

Giles has cut back his work here and is now only working one day a week: Tuesdays. Inevitably he is already booking into May. A reminder that other osteopaths are available!

Our wonderful massage practitioner Maria has built up a good client list and her patients keep coming back for more. As well as working all day Fridays, she now works Weds mornings. If you want to treat someone else, she is happy to organise a credit voucher. If you are interested in seeing her, please ring reception as usual (0117 9745084) and either Pat or Deb will book you in. Her sessions are £45 / hr or £65 for 1.5/hr (cash or cheque only).

Davina continues to see patients occasional Saturday mornings.

We have 2 downstairs practise rooms, so please always let us know, when booking, if you find the stairs difficult, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

We do take cash, but if you could always try to have the correct money, it is most appreciated.

On Valentine's Day, The Chandos Clinic had it's 20th birthday! We celebrated together and are all so proud to be part of such a close, supportive and wonderful team. Giles now has a Chandos rose, white and with a lovely scent. Here's to our next decade as we aspire to bring you relief and comfort.

The Corona Virus is obviously on all our minds. We are being extra vigilant with hand-washing and there is hand gel on the reception desk. If you have any flu-like symptoms, PLEASE stay away! We see very small babies and elderly patients here. Do not think you are inconveniencing us by cancelling at short notice. We will not charge you and would much rather you re-schedule.

We look forward as always to seeing you here.


Monday, 25 November 2019

Christmas Opening and 2020 price increase.

The practitioners at Chandos Clinic have organised their diaries so I can give you good advance warning of our opening hours over the festive period.

Mon 23rd Dec. Davina available.
24th to 26th Dec: Closed.
Fri 27th Dec: Davina available.
28th & 29th Dec: Closed.
Mon 30th Dec: Barbara & Davina available.
Tues 31st Dec: Davina & Violette available.
Weds 1st Jan: Closed.
Thurs 2nd Jan: Clinic resumes as usual.

Any answer machine messages or email enquiries will of course be returned when we are open on the above days.

For the time being, Giles is not adding any patients (new or existing) to his 2020 diary. Pat or Deb will take your details and we will contact you when his schedule has been confirmed. Existing Giles appointments remain unchanged unless we contact you to say otherwise.

Please be advised that in-line with inflation, a small fee increase of £1 will take place from Jan 1st 2020. For Giles new patients (only) the increase will be £2.

With best wishes from all at Chandos.



Tuesday, 5 November 2019

A little bit of haven.

Many of you who chat with me in reception know I am often escaping to isolated little huts whenever possible. Yesterday a patient let me know about a beautiful space which is on our own doorstep. Tasha at The Cedar Shed offers various treatments in her lovely bespoke building, as well as making it available for other private gatherings. Do have a look at her excellent website; just scrolling through the pages helps everything melt away!

https://www.thecedarshed.com

Monday, 16 September 2019

Chandos Road Festival: Sunday 22nd September.


Just a week to go until our fifth Chandos Road Festival!  From 12 noon until 6 p.m. 22nd September, there will be a great array of street stalls (handicrafts, face-painting, henna, bric-a-brac and vintage maps and collectables among others). You will be able to sample delicious food from our pubs, cafes and restaurants. As for children's entertainments, our very own Chandos Atelier will be running fun creative activities, Louise will be here with her own stall for children and Mr Brown's Pig  puppeteer will be at the Festival with a brand new show featuring some familiar characters. Will the dragon be there too? Come and see for free! Not to mention the 2 stages with wonderful live music through the afternoon and our DJ slot, new this year. So tell your friends and come along and join in this great community event from 12 next Sunday.

The roads (Chandos, Collingwood, Cowper, Brighton and Lansdown) will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.on Sunday 22nd September. We are now collecting bric-a-brac for our own CNA stall. This is a big money-raiser for us and helps to fund events and the floral baskets in Chandos Road. Please bring any saleable items to 47, Chandos Rd this week for sorting and pricing.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Community Toilet Scheme

The link below gives a city-wide list and map of cafes & pubs that are participating in providing publicly available toilet facilities from their premises.


Thanks to the Clifton & Hotwells Improvement Society (CHIS) for this!

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

The Bristol Family Cycling Centre

Once again a patient has brought a remarkable Bristol endeavour to our attention: The Bristol Family Cycling Centre. With accessibility to all manner of wheeled wonders, whether you're looking to try something completely different, be it tandem, tricycle, reclining bike, or some amalgam of all three. Or if you're a complete beginner... child, adult, pensioner, then this is the place to go!

https://betterbybike.info/start-cycling