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Information regarding the Wuhan novel coronavirus (COVID 19)

Information about Outpatients

The situation with COVID19 is constantly changing but at this present time we are classing outpatient appointments and procedures as ‘essential contact’ which means all our services are running as normal and patients should attend as planned. This includes patients who are over 70 or in at risk groups unless you have been advised otherwise.

We DO NOT want you to attend if you:

are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID 19 - new persistent cough or fever/high temperature

• have been in close contact with someone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID 19

• are currently self-isolating

• have cold or flu like symptoms generally

How you can help us limit the spread of COVID-19

Before entering and whilst in the hospital environment please take every opportunity to wash your hands or use hand sanitiser.

• Unless you need assistance please come to your appointment alone if at all possible.

In the next few weeks it is highly likely we will have to change the current position for both outpatients and operations. We are looking at doing more appointments by phone or other technology where appropriate and possible.

Our clinicians are reviewing patients who are due to attend for future appointments and assessing if the benefit of the appointment is outweighed by the risk to the patient. Once we have this information we will decide what appointments will be cancelled, changed to be a telephone appointment or go ahead.

We will provide further information to patients once we know this so there is no need to call us.

Outpatient Guide

This Outpatient Guide section is designed to give you some general
information about the Hospital and information you may need regarding your outpatient visit.

You can also download a copy of our Outpatient Guides for our two major Hospitals below.

Download a copy of our Outpatient Guide

Northern General Hospital Outpatient Guide


Royal Hallamshire Hospital Outpatient Guide



Additional Information

Why wait for an operator?

Our new telephone system connects you straight to the ward or department you need.

Simply call:
0114 226 9696
and then state the name of the ward or department when prompted.


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