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Updated COVID-19 guidance for planned procedures

Patients at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) with a planned procedure must follow the new COVID-19 screening process before coming into hospital.

Patients must complete a lateral flow test three days before their planned procedure and are strongly encouraged to reduce their potential exposure and risk of contracting COVID-19.

Free lateral flow test kits can be ordered via the Government website or by calling NHS 119.

Patients must report their lateral flow test result online, also on the Government website, or by calling NHS 119.

An email or text message confirmation will be sent to confirm a positive or negative COVID-19 result.

On the day of the procedure, patients will be asked to show the email or text message confirmation of their negative COVID-19 result.

If the lateral flow test result is positive or invalid, patients must contact the relevant planned procedure bookings department as soon as possible for advice:

Complex booking officers: 01279 952807

Cardiology department: 01279 962517

Endoscopy department: 01279 827880

Inpatient comment:

Everyone offered words of such reassurance and kindness. I felt so cared for and the communication with me at all times was fantastic.