Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory illness that has not previously been seen in humans. It presents with flu-like symptoms. As with flu, older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.
Patient care is our top priority and our hospitals are operating as normal. Please attend your outpatient appointments and planned treatments as scheduled.
If you are concerned that you may have been exposed, please isolate yourself from others and call 111 and speak to NHS111 who will advise you what to do next. Please DO NOT attend A&E or your local hospital.
We’d like to assure our patients and the public that our staff are both practised and skilled in treating patients with infectious diseases and we are confident in our procedures for dealing with this virus. The Trust has robust infection control measures in place and is following the most up to date national guidance and procedures at all times.
Please familiarise yourself with the symptoms and risk factors for Coronavirus on the NHS website.