If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) – the advice is to stay at home for seven days. All members of this household should remain at home for 14 days.

If you think you have symptoms, please do not attend your hospital appointment until you are advised it is safe to do so. Please contact us to rearrange your appointment, or to re-organise treatment and tests.

Not A Target campaign

not a target Did you know that we have the right to refuse to treat patients who are violent and aggressive towards our staff?

We know that there are cases where aggressive and abusive behaviour can be caused by a medical condition or medication, but there are also many occasions where this is not the case.

Our campaign Not A Target aims to remind people that any kind of violence, aggression or harassment towards our staff, where there is no clinical reason for the behaviour, is unacceptable and will be taken seriously.

Nicky Hill, Director of Human Resources at NUH, said: “Our staff are some of the most hard-working, dedicated people you will ever come across, and yet we have many examples of where staff have been subjected to unnecessary abuse which is completely unacceptable.

“We will not tolerate this behaviour and will take the strongest possible action against those who are abusive.

“We have the right to withhold treatment from those that behave in this manner, where their behaviour is not linked to a clinical issue, and we will not hesitate to involve police in matters where appropriate.”