Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Our priority is to keep our staff and patients safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following the latest government instructions on social distancing, we can confirm that patients with medical appointments should still attend, unless they have been informed otherwise by the hospital.  

Unless you have a medical appointment or need to attend the Emergency Department, please do not come to the hospital site. 

Non-emergency surgery and outpatient appointments at our hospitals

Following a continuing rise in the number of seriously unwell Covid-19 patients being admitted to our hospitals, we have taken the difficult decision to reschedule non-emergency surgery and some outpatient appointments. Read more.

If you do need to attend an appointment on site ...

... we ask that you attend any appointments alone unless you require essential support. If so, only one other person will be permitted to join you in your appointment.

Please do not attend your appointment if you are symptomatic.

Also, please do not arrive earlier than 15 minutes before your appointment. 

Covid-19 vaccine

The NHS will be starting to vaccinate the most at-risk groups, including over-80s and social care workers, in the hospital hubs when we have the vaccines in place. We will be starting to call people who fall into the priority groups over the coming weeks to book appointments.

Over the coming weeks we will be extending deliveries to local vaccination services, and we hope that later this month the MHRA will allow batches to be split, meaning that vaccination teams can go into care homes to vaccinate those who can’t go to other services.

You can really help the NHS deliver this effectively to those who need it most. Our asks are:

  1. we will contact you when it’s the right time to come forward, so please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then;
  2. please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them;
  3. and of course, please continue to abide by all the social distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.

Read more about the Covid-19 vaccination.

Waiting times

Our aim is to be here for you if you do contract Covid-19 and require hospital care, but also to treat you and your family safely for your other health conditions while this pandemic continues.

You can find out more about our waiting times online.

Our visiting restrictions

Restricted arrangements for visiting patients remain in place.

What to expect when you come to our hospitals

There are a number of safety measures we have put into place that you can expect when you come to our hospitals.

Further information

You can find out more information about Covid-19 on the following websites: