Non-urgent appointments and elective surgery

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is taking precautions to reduce the risk of the COVID-19 virus spreading to our patients and staff.

Following recent national guidance, our senior clinical team have been reviewing outpatient appointments, elective surgical procedures and some diagnostic tests scheduled for the next few weeks. We will be contacting patients over the coming days to inform them.

In the meantime if you have a new continuous cough or a high temperature (37.8 degrees centigrade of higher), please do not come to hospital and follow the latest national guidance. This is regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases and without any testing for COVID-19. If your symptoms worsen you should go to NHS 111 online, please only call NHS 111 helpline if you cannot get help online.

We apologise for the inconvenience this causes but the safety of our patients must remain a top priority and it is important to ensure we fully comply with the actions taken by government to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

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Last updated: March 19, 2020