LATST UPDATE 11/08/2022
We have lifted the requirement to wear face masks when visiting Tetbury Hospital. You are no longer required to wear a mask when you attend the hospital. We will continue to monitor the situation. If the infection rate increases the mask mandate could be re-introduced.
If you feel more comfortable continuing to wear a mask please do so. If you have Covid Symptoms please DO NOT visit the hospital.
Keeping you safe
Many procedures and diagnostic tests can be booked and undertaken safely using the combination of screening questions and proof of vaccination for Covid. Please talk to a member of staff if you have any concerns.
Our clinical teams, when treating you, will be wearing comprehensive PPE if you are at risk.
PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION IN YOUR HOSPITAL LETTER BEFORE ATTENDING YOUR APPOINTMENT.
If you require any further information please telephone us on 01666 502336.
COVID UPDATE 04/07/2022
To keep our patients, visitors and staff safe we have re-introduced mask wearing. This is in step with our NHS community and acute trusts who have also re-introduced mask wearing. If you require further information about our COVID guidelines when visiting Tetbury Hospital please telephone us on 01666 502336.
LATEST COVID UPDATE 14/06/2022
In line with new national guidance the universal requirement to wear masks in health care settings has ended with limited exceptions. One of those exceptions are patients that are at high risk of infection due to immunosuppression. If this affects you, and you are attending the hospital, please inform a member of staff so that the necessary precautions can be taken to ensure your safety.
OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT (OPD), MINOR INJURIES AND ILLNESS UNIT (MIIU) AND X-RAY DEPARTMENT
We do not require patients and visitors to wear face masks in these departments. You may continue to wear a face mask if you feel more comfortable.
DAY SURGERY (DSU)
In line with National and local guidelines no COVID testing is required for a day case procedure at Tetbury Hospital. You are required to provide evidence that you have received at least two vaccinations against COVID-19. We will accept electronic proof via the NHS app or the immunisation record cards given at the time of your vaccination(s). You do not need to self-isolate.
However, if you are not double vaccinated, you will need to perform a lateral flow test 72 hours prior to admission. These are available from your local chemist or via www.gov.uk You will need to register the results using the NHS app, and you will need to show us when you arrive. Alternatively you can bring the test with you as proof of a negative result.
Keeping you safe
We have been working hard during the lock-down period to review how we work, to ensure that our practice is safe for both patients and staff. Services are planned in advance and every safeguard is being taken to ensure we can be as safe as possible. Our clinical teams, when treating you, will be wearing PPE if clinically indicated.
Day Surgery operations
We need to ensure that the risk of you having COVID-19 prior to your procedure is as low as possible. On admission to the Day Surgery Unit a set of COVID-19 screening questions will be asked and your temperature checked. If the clinician screening you on admission is concerned you may have COVID-19 you will be asked to go home, and your procedure will be deferred to a future date once you have fully recovered.
You will be required to use hand sanitiser gel on entry and exit. Hand washing facilities are also available.
The current safety measures are in place to safeguard patient health and to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
If you have any further questions regarding your day case procedure at Tetbury Hospital, please contact our Day Surgery Bookings Team on 01666 501778
For any other enquiries telephone 01666 502336