During the COVID-19 Pandemic we are hearing an increasing number of concerns from patients who have been referred to hospital for investigations but worry for their safety whilst attending their hospital appointments.
We as a practice want to reassure you that you are not putting yourself at any increased risk of COVID-19 by attending your hospital appointment and that quite often cancelling or not attending your hospital appointment and postponing investigations is likely to put you at more risk.
We as a practice are getting an increased number of queries in particular in relation to endoscopy appointments. Waiting times for routine referrals may be longer than usual but this is all due to the additional measures that have been implemented to ensure your safety.
The leaflet below may reassure you or answer some questions you may have about your pending appointment.
Endoscopy Information COVID