Your safety is our absolute priority, so we have planned carefully so we can look after you during the coronavirus pandemic.
We have put in place measures to protect patients, our community and NHS staff while ensuring as many services as possible are available for those who need them.
Update: January 2021
As cases of Covid-19 continue to rise, our teams are very busy and we expect that to continue over the coming weeks.
As a result, the local NHS has been working as a system to put measures in place that will enable us to prioritise how we provide care, focusing on those patients who are critically ill.
These measures include:
- Postponing some routine and non-urgent elective procedures and operations.
- Continuing to prioritise those who need urgent and cancer care.
- Working together with partners to increase the number of beds available as well as making sure patients can leave hospital as soon as they are clinically ready to.
- Moving more of our outpatient services to virtual appointments to reduce the need for patients to come to our sites.
- Importantly, patients who have booked appointments should still attend; if we need to reschedule an appointment patients will be contacted directly.
The following pages provide important information about our services as we combat coronavirus together:
- What is coronavirus?
- Visiting our services
- Wearing a face covering in our hospitals
- Your upcoming surgery
- Social distancing
- Cancer services
- Dementia and carer services
- Bereavement services
- COVID-19 vaccine
Translated resources for people with dementia can be found here.