Your outpatient appointment
Some temporary changes to outpatient appointments in response to coronavirus
You will be contacted by the trust by text, phone or letter if there are any changes to your appointment. Changes could include having your appointment by phone or video call or, if your clinical team feels it is safe to do so, having it rearranged or cancelled.
If your appointment goes ahead by phone, please note the number may appear as a private or unknown caller. Please do pick up.
If you do not hear from us, visit the hospital as planned for your appointment unless you have flu or cold-like symptoms. If you have flu or cold-like symptoms please call the phone number on your appointment letter to reschedule your appointment.
Tell us if you’d like to cancel or change your appointment
Double check where you’re going
Check your booking letter – we run clinics in lots of locations with different specialities, so your appointment might not be at your local hospital.
Details of time, date, and location, are in the letter.
If you get lost when you arrive, you can ask at main reception or stop a member of staff in the corridor. We’re really easy to spot – we all wear identity badges.
Infection prevention and control
Help us protect our vulnerable patients from nasty bugs. Viruses and infections can make someone who is already in a vulnerable condition worse.
You can help stop the spread of illnesses:
- use the hand sanitising gel before you enter our wards and departments, and when you leave
- wash your hands with soap and water:
- if they are dirty
- before you eat
- when you’ve been to the toilet
If you're coming with someone who has these sypmtoms, please ask them to stay home:
- diarrhoea or sickness or in the last 48 hours
- flu-like symptoms, such as a temperature, runny nose, and a cough