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 10 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.

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Tracy Taylor

A message from Tracy Taylor, Chief Executive of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

We have made the difficult decision to postpone some of our non-urgent surgery and appointments until 6 November 2020 following a dramatic increase in the number of patients with Covid-19 in our hospital.

Over the last few days we have exceeded 200 patients with the virus in the hospital, and everyday this is increasing by nearly another full ward of people.

Some of these patients, 16 at the time of writing, are sadly very unwell and receiving treatment by our critical care staff. Some more have also died with the virus in the last few days.

This surge is now at levels similar to April and is combining with our normal winter emergency pressures. Unfortunately this means that we’ve had to make this difficult decision to pause some of the treatment we offer.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly but we need to ensure we have the beds and staff available to care for those in urgent need during this surge of Covid-19.

I realise that some of you reading this will have received a message from our teams postponing your appointment or that of family or friends. I am so sorry that we have had to make this decision but it is necessary to ensure we can continue to keep everyone in the hospital safe while we deal with this virus.

Patients in need of emergency care should still attend our accident emergency department. If it is urgent but not life-threatening then please call 111.

This is a challenging situation but we are working with our colleagues across Nottinghamshire’s Integrated Care System to do the best for our patients.

You can help us too by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask to cover your nose and mouth, and keeping 2 metres from those outside your household.

Together we can stop the spread of this virus.
 

Tracy Taylor
Chief Executive
Nottingham University Hospitals

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