Appointments and procedures
This section provides information regarding patient appointments and procedures.
UPDATE: Residents in areas with local restrictions can still attend scheduled hospital appointments and procedures as long as they do not have any Covid-19 symptoms – please remember to wear a facemask and follow the latest Government advice: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
What you need to know
Our clinicians have been assessing all our patients in order to make sure we bring patients back in for appointments or procedures on the basis of clinical need, prioritising the most urgent. If you need to come into the hospital for an appointment or procedure and you are waiting for this to be rescheduled, please be assured that we understand it is distressing to have to wait and we are doing our very best to get in contact with you as soon as we can.
- Many of our outpatient appointments have continued throughout the pandemic as we’ve been able to offer them via telephone or video. This has reduced the number of people visiting our hospitals and has worked very well for patients and clinicians, so we will continue to offer appointments like this where possible. This makes it easier for patients to stay safe and helps us to continue to deliver your care during the coronavirus outbreak, for more information please visit: www.midyorks.nhs.uk/video-appointments
Patients who are coming in for an operation or procedure will be tested for Covid 72 hours before their procedure and must self-isolate between then and their operation. The need to self-isolate for any longer than this period will be a clinical judgement made with the individual patient, with appropriate advice being offered about other ways to keep safe and to prepare for treatment. The Trust has adopted the latest NICE guidance.
Patient information leaflet
You can download the patient information leaflet 2055c Important changes to your treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic pdf 291KB, which tells you how you can prepare for your treatment and explains about Covid testing and self isolation before your treatment.