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Information for Patients

Coronavirus: Information for Patients

Hospital services are unaffected and are currently running as normal.

All scheduled appointments will continue as normal, unless patients have been individually contacted and told otherwise.

There remains no significant risk to the public.

We have stringent infection control protocols in place; and are working closely with national agencies, including Public Health England, to ensure we are doing everything possible to safeguard all those using the hospital at all times.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home for 10 days if you have either:
  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Read our advice about staying at home

Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 10 days.

Use the 111 coronavirus service

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Maternity Services

Please take a look at our maternity pages for support available to pregnant women and their families.

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