16 September 2022

Update on arrangements for 19th September bank holiday (16th Sept)

Following the announcement that there will be a Bank Holiday on Monday 19th September to mark the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, we can confirm that we will be providing all emergency care as per a normal Bank Holiday.

Whilst we wish to be respectful of this moment in history and the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, we are very aware that many patients who are due to have operations or appointments on Monday may have been waiting a long time due to the impact of the pandemic.

We have been working hard with our teams to determine the level of staffing we will have available so that we can continue with as many appointments and procedures as we are able to on Monday.

Outpatients - We have now attempted to notify all patients with an outpatient appointment on Monday if the appointment will go ahead or will be cancelled. If for any reason you have not been contacted, please ring the number on your appointment letter to confirm. We will be making contact with patients following the BH to confirm replacement appointments.

Planned procedures or operations – the clinical speciality overseeing the procedure will telephone each patient direct to let them know if their procedure is going ahead or postponed. This will happen by the end of today (16th September) at the latest.

Diagnostic tests/scans - we will be telephoning each patient who has an appointment on Monday to let them know if their appointment is going ahead or postponed. For those patients who are not postponed there will also be a follow up text confirmation. This will happen by the end of today (16th September) at the latest.

We anticipate that demand for emergency services will be higher than usual during the Bank Holiday weekend, so please only attend Accident and Emergency if it is a genuine emergency. Details of alternative urgent care services, including pharmacy opening times, are available at www.sheffieldurgentcare.co.uk.

Thank you for your support and patience at this time, it is
appreciated by our teams who are working hard to limit the disruption for patients as a result of the extra bank holiday where possible.

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