New Real-Time Service Information

22 Jun 2020

As Services restart, you can check on the status of our major services in real-time

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As we are currently seeing a sustained reduction in the number of COVID+ patients being treated by our hospital and community teams we are now in a position to restart some services.
 
However, switching services back on is not as simple as switching them off. Before we restart any procedures we are looking carefully at how they can be delivered in a safe and where possible socially distanced way. Our priority remains the safety of our patients and our people. 
 
This means considering what personal protective equipment our colleagues will require to keep them and our patientsí safe, how we can implement the recommended social distancing as far as possible and changing access routes and locations to ensure there is a separation between patients who have or are suspected of having COVID-19 and those who have tested negative.
 
Sadly, this means that we are asking some patients to wait longer than usual for treatment. We apologise to anyone who is affected, but rest assured we are working hard to see everyone as quickly and as safely as possible. If you are concerned about your symptoms or if they have got worse, please speak to your GP.
 
Services will be coming back online at varying speeds and with changes to how they operate. We know that it can be difficult to keep track of which services are operating. That is why we have launched a new Service Status Widget. A little like the tube status board it shows in real time whether each of our main services are operating, any changes to the referral pathway and any other important information you might need to know.
 
It has been designed with GPs in mind, but it might also be helpful for everyone. It will be kept up-to-date as services switch back on or if they need to be switched off again in the event of a second Coronavirus peak.
 
You can view the service status board on our website at: www.whittington.nhs.uk/ServiceStatus.  

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