Following the recent Coronavirus outbreak in China we are putting in place a series of measures to mitigate any extra burden on our Emergency Departments and ensure the safety of all our patients and staff at the Trust.
We have allocated a designated Countess Coronavirus Support Centre that is a 24/7 isolation area on site. This will mean that people with symptoms indicative of infection will get a quick assessment, while other patients receive the appropriate care they need.
If you are a member of the public arriving at the Trust concerned that you have symptoms consistent with Coronavirus please do not enter the Emergency Department or hospital buildings.
Please go directly to the Countess Coronavirus Support Centre based on-site at the Haygarth Building. Please see image below.
On arrival at the Countess Coronavirus Support Centre you will be directed to call NHS 111 on an allocated phone and they will advise you as to next steps.
For further information visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-public-information-campaign-launched-across-the-uk
Guidance for healthcare professionals: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-guidance-to-assist-professionals-in-advising-the-general-public/guidance-to-assist-professionals-in-advising-the-general-public