Coronavirus - Information for our patients

Important information for our patients during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

 

Continued Support During the COVID-19 Outbreak

 

Epsomedical’s primary focus has always centered on the care and safety our patients and staff whilst delivering high quality care which is responsive to the needs of our local communities.  Along with other independent healthcare providers across the county, we are working with the NHS to support you by providing care to those that require treatment for health conditions during the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

We are pleased to announce that from 1st June 2020 we will have resumed the majority of our non-urgent outpatient appointments and some minor and day case surgery whilst ensuring that the safety of both our patients and staff is considered.  In due course we will be restarting our endoscopy and main theatre procedures.

 

The vast number of our consultations, much like GP practices, will be via either telephone or video consultation.  There will of course be times when the clinician may wish to see you in person to give treatment or understand your condition in more detail; your appointment letter will give you more information on what type of consulation you will be having.  Our clinicians will do their utmost to call you at the alolocated time but please ensure you are available either side of the allocated time by circa 15 minuntes.  Should your consultation require you to come to the hospital, please see the guidance below.

 

If you have any queries related to an upcoming appointment you can reach our team by calling 01932 588400 or emailing us at enquiries@epsomedical.co.uk.

We’ll be updating this page with new information as and when required.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

 

Visitors to the hospital

So that we can protect the safety of our patients and staff, it is important for us to reduce the number of visitors to the hospital.

Therefore, until further notice, we are asking that the following be adhered to:

  • If you have an appointment, please come alone where possible. If you need someone to drive you, we politely ask that they wait in the car.
  • Carers are permitted to accompany you if it is essential for your well-being.
  • All persons entering our facilities will be screened on entry; this will involve your temperature being monitored and enquiries as to your general health in relation to COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If you wish to wait for your appointment in your car following check-in, you may do so but please ensure that you notify the reception team and if possible please bring a mobile phone.
  • Please wear a face covering; mask or scarf.  If you do not possess one of these then one will be provided to you.  In some instances, we may require you to remove it so that an examination may be performed.

We understand these measures are any inconvenience, but we hope you agree they are necessary for the safety of all.  

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

Government Advice

The Government has issued the following instructions:

If you have Symptoms

  • The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are the recent onset of a new, continuous cough and/or
  • a high temperature

How long to stay at home?

  • If you have symptoms, you should self-isolate and not leave your house for 7 days or until your symptoms are gone
  • If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days. If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible. Use the NHS 111 online service if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days.

 

For more information visit:

 

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus