Coronavirus - coming into hospital
Please use the links below to find information about coming into hospital for an appointment or surgery during the pandemic.
Before coming into hospital
Arriving at hospital
At your appointment
Discharge from hospital
Safe care at hospital
Around the hospital
If you have any of the following symptoms please do not attend the hospital for your appointment or procedure.
- high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Please use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do. You should also telephone the hospital using the number on your letter to inform the department that you will not be attending.