The latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), a new illness that affects your lungs and airways, is available on the NHS website.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus, please do not attend A&E or hospital, you do not require testing for COVID-19. If you do not improve, or if your symptoms worsen, seek advice from NHS 111.
Changes to hospital services at this time
We are providing many planned hospital appointments by telephone or video link. Please do not physically attend the hospital for an outpatient appointment unless we call you and ask you to do so.
Our emergency services are operating as normal and are safe to use. So if you have concerns about your health, eg, if you are suffering from chest pain, please seek help as normal.
If you are pregnant, please visit our maternity page for advice.
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.
For more information on changes to hospital services during this time, including visiting restrictions, please visit our information and advice page. Would you like to send a message or a birthday wish to a loved one in hospital?
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) would love to help you send a special message, happy birthday or anniversary wishes to your loved one to cheer them up and let them know you are thinking of them! Read more about sending a message here