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Coronavirus headerRead more +25 March 2020 By RDE Comms in Coronavirus, Key messages, Latest News

‘Your NHS Needs You’ – NHS Call For Volunteer Army

The NHS is “rallying the troops” for the war on coronavirus, with volunteers being called up to help vulnerable people stay safe and well at home. The nation is looking for up to 250,000 volunteers to help up to 1.5 million people who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus because of underlying health conditions.
Coronavirus headerRead more +24 March 2020 By RDE Comms in Coronavirus, Key messages, Latest News

COVID-19: Update regarding outpatient appointments

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.
Coronavirus headerRead more +24 March 2020 By RDE Comms in Coronavirus, Key messages, Latest News

COVID-19: Maternity visiting restrictions

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
Coronavirus headerRead more +23 March 2020 By RDE Comms in Coronavirus, Key messages, Latest News

COVID-19: Visiting restrictions across our hospitals

We continue to take all necessary precautions to protect our patients and staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To reduce the risk to patients, staff and any visitors and maintain the Government’s direction on social isolation, from 7pm this evening (23 March 2020) no visiting will be allowed at the RDE unless there are: Specific
Coronavirus headerRead more +20 March 2020 By RDE Comms in Coronavirus, Key messages, Latest News

All catering outlets, including the Oasis canteen, closing at RD&E

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.
Coronavirus headerRead more +16 March 2020 By RDE Comms in Coronavirus, Key messages, Latest News

Urgent message for all patients attending outpatient appointments at the RD&E

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister that the public are being asked to avoid non-essential contact with other people, we have taken the decision that all non-essential outpatient appointments are likely to be stood down over the next few days, to comply with this approach. Please continue to attend appointments unless you are notified.
Coronavirus headerRead more +14 March 2020 By RDE Comms in Coronavirus, Key messages, Latest News

Visiting patients at the RD&E during COVID-19 outbreak

As part of our continued actions to protect the community regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and to keep the hospital running we would respectfully request that you consider the changes we are making to members of the public visiting patients in the Trust. In order to reduce the footfall to keep the virus away from the hospital

Latest local advice and guidance

  • in Coronavirus, Key messages, Latest News

    ‘Your NHS Needs You’ – NHS Call For Volunteer Army

    The NHS is “rallying the troops” for the war on coronavirus, with volunteers being called up to help vulnerable people stay safe and well at home. The nation is looking for up to 250,000 volunteers to help up to 1.5 million people who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus because of underlying health conditions....
  • in Coronavirus, Key messages, Latest News

    COVID-19: Update regarding outpatient appointments

    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 app...
  • in Coronavirus, Key messages, Latest News

    COVID-19: Maternity visiting restrictions

    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 perm...
  • in Coronavirus, Key messages, Latest News

    COVID-19: Visiting restrictions across our hospitals

    We continue to take all necessary precautions to protect our patients and staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To reduce the risk to patients, staff and any visitors and maintain the Government’s direction on social isolation, from 7pm this evening (23 March 2020) no visiting will be allowed at the RDE unless there are: Specific...
  • in Coronavirus, Key messages, Latest News

    All catering outlets, including the Oasis canteen, closing at RD&E

    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 ...
  • in Coronavirus, Latest News

    A big THANK YOU

    Over the last few days, in recognition of the burden being placed on the NHS as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have received numerous offers of support, donations of food and other goodies from companies and individuals who want to show their solidarity with the NHS at this difficult time. We want to...
  • in Coronavirus, Key messages, Latest News

    Urgent message for all patients attending outpatient appointments at the RD&E

    Following the announcement by the Prime Minister that the public are being asked to avoid non-essential contact with other people, we have taken the decision that all non-essential outpatient appointments are likely to be stood down over the next few days, to comply with this approach. Please continue to attend appointments unless you are notified....
  • in Coronavirus, Key messages, Latest News

    Visiting patients at the RD&E during COVID-19 outbreak

    As part of our continued actions to protect the community regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and to keep the hospital running we would respectfully request that you consider the changes we are making to members of the public visiting patients in the Trust. In order to reduce the footfall to keep the virus away from the hospital...
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