Elective procedures and Outpatient appointments during the Covid-19 outbreak

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Appointment Form

If you have been given an outpatient appointment at the hospitals and are unable to attend for whatever reason you can use the form below.

It is really important that you let us know of any changes as soon as possible. This means we can offer the original appointment to another patient.

Please complete the form below with your contact details and as much information as possible. You can find most of the information we need on your appointment letter.

If you have any problems using this form, please call the number on your appointment letter and we will do our best to help you. You will receive a response from us so you know it has been received and actioned.

If you wish to change the date and time of your appointment you, you can click the re-book option and state any dates that are not suitable for you, or you can contact us using the number on your appointment letter.

Chris Evans, Chief Operating Officer said:

“Like all other Trusts, and in line with national guidance from NHS England/Improvement, the Trust has activated its emergency preparedness and resilience procedure in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

One of our first priorities is to free up hospital beds for the increase in patients presenting with severe respiratory problems. This means that we have begun to postpone some planned, non-urgent, elective (planned) operations. We are doing this on a day by day basis and only after clinical review with the intention of postponing as few procedures as possible.

Urgent and emergency operations and cancer treatments are not affected and maternity services continue to operate as normal.

We realise how distressing that this is for patients awaiting their procedures, but we would like to reassure that as soon as we are able to resume normal activities they will be contacted to reschedule.

At the same time we have, where appropriate, begun to offer telephone out-patient consultations to our patients, especially those with long term conditions who require ongoing management. As well as being significantly more convenient for patients it helps reduce exposure to potential infections for patients and staff.

Patients who are concerned about coming in to the hospital for their appointment due to Covid-19 should make sure that they telephone the clinic in good time to advise if they will not attend.

As always, this remains an evolving situation and the Trust continues to change and adapt to meet the needs of our patients as new guidance is issued."

Notes for patients and public

  • People with any symptoms relating to Covid-19- coronavirus including a cough or temperature must not visit the hospital or their GP, the guidance issued by NHS111 is here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/
  • People with a general cold, including cough, cold, runny nose must not come to the hospital.
  • People with any symptoms relating to a stomach upset, including diarrhoea and/or vomiting should not come to the hospital.