Covid-19

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WE ARE CLOSED AT WEEKENDS AND ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

LATEST COVID-19 UPDATE 14/07/2021

As the County comes out of lockdown on the 19th of July 2021, we will continue to deliver an efficient, effective, and safe service to our community.

We will continue to wear face masks and maintain social distancing where possible. We will do all that we can to protect you.

We will ask you to continue to protect us by wearing a face mask when in the hospital and maintaining your social distance.

Read the following guidelines for each department to see how we keep you safe when you visit Tetbury Hospital.


OUTPATIENTS (OPD)

Where possible appointments will be conducted over the telephone by the Consultant, if a face-to-face appointment is required, we can plan for that too.

If patients have walked to the hospital, or used public transport they may come into the hospital and report to reception.

If patients have driven, we will continue to ask them to remain in their cars, we will call them to tell them know when it is time to come in. Our hospital entrance will be open from Monday 19th July and patients may enter the building without the need to use the intercom. Their temperature will be checked when they reach the outpatient waiting area before they go in for their consultation.

We will continue to ask patients to come into the hospital alone unless they need someone to assist them. We will continue to provide hand sanitiser.

We expect patients to wear a face covering, if they forget a face mask will be made available.

During the visit we will ask patients to keep two metres apart from other people, except from the clinical team who will be delivering their care. Every member of our hospital team will always have appropriate PPE.

Our clinic rooms are thoroughly cleaned between patients


DAY SURGERY (DSU)

Based on NHS guidance, all patients will receive a COVID-19 test 48-72 hours before their surgery to ensure they are well enough to attend. We provide this test via a drive through clinic on our hospital site.

When patients arrive for their operation, we are asking them to call us on the number found on their admission letter to let us know they are here. We will call them back when it is time to come in.

A nurse will greet patients in the hospital reception area and we will check their temperature, provide them with hand sanitiser and also a face mask, if they have not brought their own face covering with them.

During the visit we will ask patients to keep two metres apart from other people, except from the clinical team who will be delivering their care. Every member of our hospital team will always have appropriate PPE.

Our day surgery unit has plenty of space and patient cubicles are more than two metres away from other patients. Our patient cubicles and theatres are thoroughly cleaned between patients. Our theatre has a specialist HEPA filter that cleans the air between patients.

MINOR INJURIES UNIT (MIU) & X-RAY DEPARTMENT

Patients can make their way into the hospital, there is no need to use the intercom. If patients have an appointment, we ask them to enter the building at the time of their appointment and not to arrive early.

Patients will have their temperature checked in the waiting areas and we will continue to provide hand sanitiser.

We expect patients to wear a face covering whilst in the hospital building, if they forget a face mask will be made available.

We will ask patients to keep two metres apart from other people, except from the clinical team who will be delivering their care.
Every member of our hospital team will always have appropriate PPE.

If you have any further questions, please contact the hospital on:
Tel: 01666 502336 between 8.30am and 4.30pm
Email: enquiries@tetburyhospital.co.uk