Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Before attending Fairfield Independent Hospital, please follow the instructions on the government advice pages.

Supporting the NHS

Fairfield Independent Hospital is one of many independent hospitals who have been asked to join the NHS and help battle the coronavirus.

We are continuing our preparations to support the NHS, which has resulted in further changes to our services.

From Tuesday 24th March 2020 all non-essential outpatient services across all departments have been cancelled until further notice. This includes outpatient clinics, pre-assessment, physiotherapy and other services.

We will reschedule your appointment as soon as possible, and a member of our outpatient department will contact you to assist.

We are still open for essential outpatients’ services for our existing patients. This includes if you have recently attended for surgery at Fairfield Independent Hospital and require medical attention. If you have any queries then please contact the hospital.

Coming into Hospital – Screening on Arrival

To keep our patients and staff safe, when attending the Hospital, you will be screened on arrival. One of our nurses will ask you some health questions and take your temperature, providing you do not display any symptoms of the Coronavirus you will be able to enter the Hospital.

If you are found to have a new persistent cough OR a temperature above 37.8 degrees, an alternative appointment will be arranged.

Should you display any symptoms before attending the Hospital, we ask you to not attend for your appointment, and you must let us know that you are not going to attend.

If your appointment is essential, i.e. for a change of dressing, please contact the Hospital to make a suitable arrangement.

Visiting the Hospital 

In common with most hospitals in the UK, we do not allow visitors during this emergency.

Please do not come into the Hospital. We appreciate your co-operation and understanding in ensuring that everyone’s safety is protected.

Latest Guidance – Links

Easy Read Guidance for Coronavirus

Easy Read Booklet on the Coronavirus

Google Drive Link to Multiple Languages

 

Latest Government Guidance

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for-returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/