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Whittington health trust is restarting some suspended services

25 June, 2020

Whittington Hospital

• AS we are seeing a sustained reduction in the number of Covid patients being treated by our hospital and community teams we are in a position to restart some services which had to be suspended in order to allow us to respond to the initial peak of the pandemic.

Before restarting each of the procedures we are looking carefully at how they can be delivered in a safe and socially distanced way. Our priority remains the safety of our patients and our people.

Services will be coming back online at varying speeds and with changes to how they operate necessary to keep everyone safe. That is why we have launched a new live service status widget, a little like the tube status board.

It shows in real time whether each of our main services are currently operating and any other important information you might need to know.

You can view the status board on our website at: www.Whittington.nhs.uk/ServiceStatus.

We realise that the impact of the virus means that some patients are being asked to wait longer for procedures than usual.

I would like to apologise if you are affected by this but please be assured that we are doing everything we can to treat you as soon and as safely as possible.

If you are concerned about changes to or worsening of your symptoms please speak to your GP.

Like the rest of society we are having to adapt to delivering health care in a “new normal” so please do bear with us.

If you come to our hospital or health centres please wear a face covering and follow instructional signage and requests from my staff as they are designed to keep you, and everyone safe.

SIOBHAN HARRINGTON
CEO, Whittington Health NHS Trust

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