Non-urgent appointments and operations
We'll soon be contacting patients to re-book some planned operations and diagnostic tests. Please bear with us while we prioirtise those most urgent.
We are contacting patients directly - there is no need to call us.
If we ask you to come for an appointment or operation, we will have a number of measures in place to keep you safe during your care and treatment with us. Please help our teams by following the simple advice given to you. This includes:
- Do not come if you develop symptoms of COVID-19, call us and let us know so we can rearrange your planned appointment / operation.
- Do not bring any friends or relatives to your planned appointment. If you are under 18 you can bring one parent or carer with you.
If you are coming in for an operation you will be tested for COVID-19 prior to your surgery. To minimise the risk of COVID-19 you should also take the following precautions:
- Regular handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Practice social distancing at all times.
- Self-isolate for 14 days before your surgery if you are able to do so.
- Please arrive promptly for your allocated appointment time to help us facilitate social distancing within our waiting rooms.
- Our staff may be wearing personal protective equipment. There is no need to be alarmed. This is to protect both you and them.
- You will be asked to wear a face mask as part of our strict infection control measures. You will need to keep this on throughout your visit.
- If you are currently shielding please let our staff know, so we can take extra precautions to keep you safe.
- Please adhere to social distancing and keep at least 2m distance between you and other people wherever possible.
- Please wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use the hand sanitiser on arrival and regularly throughout your visit.
From Monday 15 June, all patients and visitors (who are not affected by current visiting restrictions) must plan ahead and wear face coverings when they attend our hospital or community clinics.
This is in line with national guidance that face coverings could help reduce the spread of COVID-19 from those suffering from the virus but not showing symptoms.
Face coverings should cover the mouth and nose while allowing the wearer to breathe comfortably and can be as simple as a scarf or bandanna that ties behind the head to give a snug fit.