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Covid 19 Information

Please visit www.ghc.nhs.uk/coronavirus/

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Advice, information and guidance about Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Information from other local organisations

Visitor information

From Monday 23rd March, visiting was suspended at all of our hospitals. This policy applies to all of our community hospitals, mental health inpatient units and learning disability inpatient units. 

Find out more here. 

Mental health and wellbeing

Looking after your mental wellbeing has never been more important. There are lots of sources of help and information.

 

Coronavirus specific information

General mental wellbeing

Useful information and resources

Service Changes

Minor Injury and Illness Units

Revised locations and opening hours.
Find out more here.

IV Therapy

No service changes

District nursing
  • Clinical triage and consultations to be done via telephone, or video call when available. 
  • Face to face consultations will take place where clinically necessary for patients with urgent, complex needs. 
Community Occupational Therapy
  • Clinical triage and consultations to be done via telephone, or video call when available. 
  • Face to face consultations will take place where clinically necessary for patients with urgent, complex needs. 
  • Referrals have been suspended for long term, non-urgent needs. 
Reablement

No service changes

Wheelchair Assessment Service
  • Routine appointments suspended
  • Telephone consultations (or video when available) will be offered for advice and guidance
  • Face to face consultations will take place where clinically necessary for patients with urgent, complex needs. 
  • Wheelchair repairs will continue
Telecare Services
  • Triage will take place via the telephone
  • Urgent need only – this includes equipment fault/fixes, replacements and hospital discharge
  • Routine appointments suspended
  • Consultations to be done via telephone, or video call when available. 
  • Face to face consultations will take place where clinically necessary for patients with urgent, complex needs. 
Physiotherapy and hand therapy
  • Triage by telephone
  • Routine appointments suspended
  • Consultations to be done via telephone, or video call when available. 
  • Face to face consultations will take place where clinically necessary for patients with urgent, complex needs. 
  • Group classes suspended.
MSKAPS

Service suspended. 

Podiatry - acute
  • Routine appointments suspended
  • Clinical triage and consultations to be done via telephone, or video call when available. 
  • Face to face consultations will take place where clinically necessary for patients with urgent, complex needs. 
  • Diabetes patients identified by a consultant diabetologist will be supported. 
Podiatry - Community
  • Routine appointments suspended
  • Clinical triage and consultations to be done via telephone, or video call when available.
  • Face to face consultations will take place where clinically necessary for patients with urgent, complex needs.
  • Foot wound care will be provided within the integrated community teams.
Adult speech and language therapy - Acute
  • Routine communication outpatient service is suspended. 
  • Head and neck cancer service will continue
  • Support to valve changes (laryngectomy) will continue
  • Inpatient dysphagia service will continue
  • Stroke rehabilitation service will continue
  • Inpatient rehabilition which is essential for discharge will continue.
Adult speech and language therapy - community
  • Routine communication service suspended
  • Clinical triage and consultations to be done via telephone, or video call when available.
  • Face to face consultations will take place where clinically necessary for patients with urgent, complex needs.
  • Diabetes patients identified by a consultant diabetologist will be supported.
  • Work with urgent dysphagia patients will continue.
Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

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