Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please see below to see how our service is impacted by Coronavirus:


Service

Impact

Urgent and emergency

All urgent and emergency services operating as normal from Warwick Hospital.

The First Aid centre at Ellen Badger Hospital and The Minor Injuries Unit at Stratford Hospital is closed in order to redeploy staff to help combat the current pressures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are urging people to only visit Warwick Hospital to access minor injuries services after first trying NHS 111, pharmacies and GP services.

Elective surgery


Following National Guidance Elective patients have been cancelled apart from urgent and cancer cases.

Ophthalmology Services

Ophthalmology services from Warwick Hospital have moved to Stratford Hospital.

Cancer Services

The urgent treatment of patients with cancer has continued and has been provided from Covid-free locations. These locations include the new Stratford hospital building the Nuffield Hospital in Leamington and the BMI Meriden in Coventry.

Please note cancer services provided at the Aylesford Unit (Warwick) are now being provided out of the Rigby Unit (Stratford upon Avon) Hospital.

Maternity Services

For maternity information please visit our website: https://www.swft.nhs.uk/our-services/adult-hospital-services/maternity

Outpatients

All routine non-urgent urgent patients are being reviewed and appointments cancelled as per the National Guidance, where safe to do so. This excludes cancer. Cancer patient treatments are being prioritised as per national guidance. Wherever possible appointments are offered virtually.

Community Services across Warwickshire

All non-routine appointments will be cancelled.

Visiting


Unfortunately, due to the coronvirus pandemic we have had to stop all visiting to our hospitals, except on compassionate grounds which should be discussed with the ward. Please attend all planned appointments alone, apart from on parental grounds.

We would encourage families to use alternative ways to keep in touch with their friends and relatives, through Skype and telephone calls.

Communication

All patients affected will be contacted, telephone messages will be left with numbers to contact for your appointment.