These bulletin draw together the latest updates and information from the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, which we hope will be useful to our local partners and communities. Update: 14 May 2020 Update: 20 April 2020 Update: 6 April 2020
In response to the coronavirus outbreak, to help us maintain social distancing and reduce the risk to our staff and patients, we made the difficult decision to restrict visiting across the Trust. We know that staying in touch with loved ones is really important during a hospital stay, so to help patients and their families
The head of the NHS has today launched a major new drive to persuade the public to seek the urgent care and treatment they need. NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens warned that delays in getting treatment due to coronavirus fears pose a long term risk to people’s health. The plea comes alongside new findings
Up to date guidance in plain English can be found here – www.nhs.uk/coronavirus Health Education England have collated trusted, accessible online patient information resources on COVID-19 – library.nhs.uk/coronavirus-resources A range of resources in different languages and formats can be found below. Written information: Doctors of the world have translated the NHS guidance into 36 languages PHE
Do you have a relative or friend at the RD&E? During this time of restricted visiting we understand the impact it has when you are not able to communicate with family and friends. One of the ways we can help to bring you closer is to enable you to share a message with your loved
This information has been put together in response to the dietary challenges people may currently be facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This advice is for: Older adults with a poor appetite who are social distancing or may be recovering from COVID-19 Healthy adults who want general advice on healthy eating and diet
Given the latest instructions from the government to stay at home to combat the coronavirus epidemic, we are working hard to comply by ensuring we reduce the number of non-essential medical appointments. With immediate effect, all non-essential outpatient appointments will be stood down and your appointment will undergo a clinical review by the appropriate specialist.
Following the changes implemented by the Government last night we have had to review our maternity visiting restrictions – this will take immediate effect. Unfortunately women will need to attend alone for all antenatal, postnatal and ultrasound scan appointments either in the hospital or in a community setting. One birth partner will be permitted only
To protect patients and staff during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we will be closing all catering outlets at RD&E, including the Oasis canteen, to patients and visitors with immediate effect in line with today’s announcement by the Prime Minister. We are sorry for the inconvenience. A takeaway service will be available from the Savours Café.
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