Due to the increasing pressures on the NHS caused by COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), the local NHS needs to ensure that the maximum possible inpatient and critical care capacity is available in our hospitals to respond to this pressing demand.

This means that the local NHS has made the decision to postpone all non-essential outpatient appointments and planned procedures and operations until further notice, starting on 20 March 2020. We are planning for this to be for a period of at least three months.

This means that your appointment on may now need to be postponed.

We appreciate that this is unwelcome news. We would like to reassure you that you will remain in your current pathway for your appointment, and that you will not be asked to go back to your GP to get re-referred once normal service resumes.

We will update you when we can to let you know when your appointment can be rescheduled.

Kind regards,

Dr Ashley Shaw

Medical Director




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