Suspension of non-urgent operations for two weeks 27 October 2020

Posted on October 28, 2020 by AireAdmin

We are seeing increasing demand on the hospital which is in turn meaning that our inpatient beds are at capacity.  As a result, and as per our escalation plans, we have taken the decision to postpone any elective surgery that needs an overnight stay. This comes into effect immediately, for the next two weeks.

Urgent and emergency cases and cancer surgery will be carrying on as normal.  Our day case activity will also continue for now, with our teams ensuring we’re working on the basis of clinical priority.

We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried, and each speciality will be contacting anyone who is affected.

This is not a decision we take lightly, but is necessary to ensure that we can continue to care for the patients who need us most.

If you have any questions, please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 01535 294019 or 294015, or email PALS.office@anhst.nhs.uk