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Posted: 5 January 2021

Message to all our patients:
Due to a rise in the number of people being admitted to hospital with COVID-19, along with the need to maintain services across the Trust, some temporary changes have been made to ensure safe and appropriate staffing levels at all times and to ensure that we have enough beds to meet current and anticipated demand. This includes postponing or delaying some non-urgent operations and outpatient appointments but urgent operations, including cancer, will continue as planned.

Please be assured we are still here for you and if you are offered an appointment please keep it.

Thank you for your help at this really busy time to keep our hospitals for those that need them most and are seriously ill.

If you are feeling unwell and are not sure which service you need, contact NHS 111 for advice. They will make sure that you are seen by the right people, in the right place as quickly as possible whether that is your GP, the Urgent Treatment Centre or the Emergency Department (A&E).

Information regarding COVID-19 at BHT

The Trust has taken steps to protect patients, staff and visitors during the COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

Maternity services during COVID-19

Please read our COVID-19 information page for updates

Information on accessing our sites during the COVID-19 outbreak 

Please remember: if you are experiencing any of the symptoms: please stay at home, follow NHS 111 online advice, do not enter any of our hospitals. For the latest information about coronavirus (COVID-19) please visitNHS.uk/coronavirus 

To contact our patient advice and liaison service (PALS), please call 01296 316042 (9am-4pm, Monday to Friday) or email bht.pals@nhs.net

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