Information for all referrers during COVID-19

As a system we have come together to provide a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A decision was made to pause all non-essential elective procedures, surgery and outpatient activity across all acute providers and community providers. This is to ensure that there is enough capacity to manage the increase in critical care needs.

All providers have been asked to cancel all non-essential appointments and inform their patients that they care will be paused for at least three months. The criteria in the tabs in this section for referrers will assist you with assessing suitability for referral to the Trust during this time.