Information for all referrers during Covid-19

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

We are now able to open up our services for routine activity,  adhering to Government Guidelines on social distancing.  All providers have opened up services for routine activity therefore we have resumed pre-covid referral criteria however there may still be some specialty specific restrictions. The criteria in the tabs in this section for referrers will assist you with assessing suitability for referral to the Trust during this time.