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Information for patients: Bank Holiday Monday 19 September

We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Monday 19 September, the date of Her Majesty The Queen’s State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday.

Monday 19 September, the date of Her Majesty The Queen’s state funeral, will be a national bank holiday. 

This bank holiday will impact on planned activity at Addenbrooke’s and The Rosie Hospitals on that day.

We will be contacting all patients whose appointments will be postponed. There is no need to call us as we will be in touch directly with you if your appointment does need to be re-arranged.

If you haven’t heard from us, then please still attend your planned appointment. However, if you do not wish to attend your appointment on Monday, please can you let us know at the earliest opportunity by calling the number on your appointment letter.

Blood testing services
Our blood testing services on site at Addenbrooke's Hospital and at Newmarket Park and Ride, Cambridge, will be closed for the bank holiday. Services will resume on Tuesday 20 September from 9.30am.

If you are travelling to our hospitals, please check before you travel and allow extra time, if necessary, in case of local travel disruption.

If you need urgent medical help over the bank holiday, you can go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111 in the first instance. A&E and 999 remain there for any life-threatening health concerns.

We understand that people may feel affected by the death of Her Majesty, so we have opened a book of condolence which staff, patients and visitors are welcome to sign in our Chapel.

An online book of condolence is also available on Cambridge City Council’s website.

Here are some tips to help you choose health services wisely:

  • Self-care – A lot of illnesses or symptoms can be treated in your home by using a well-stocked medicine cabinet and by getting plenty of rest. 
  • NHS 111 – This 24 hour, seven-day service offers confidential health advice and information over the phone.  
  • Pharmacist (chemist) – Your local pharmacist is a highly trained healthcare professional who can give you advice on common illnesses and the medicines you need to treat them. You can check pharmacy opening times in your local area on NHS England's website.
  • GP – Your own doctor is the best person to speak to about persistent health problems and illnesses that won’t go away. These include coughs, joint pain and long-term symptoms. 
  • Minor Injuries Units - Visit Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System’s website for information about Ely, Doddington and Wisbech minor injuries units. 
  • Emergency Department or 999 – Hospital emergency departments provide immediate emergency care for people who show the symptoms of serious illness or are badly injured. If you call 999 for an ambulance the telephone advisor will arrange appropriate assistance for the patient based on information about the illness or injury. 

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