You have been referred to the hospital department by your GP. Due to COVID-19 the hospital services will only be seeing those patients with the most urgent need to be seen in person which means that it may take longer than normal for you to receive an appointment. However, you should receive a letter from your local hospital soon which will give you some more information about whether you need to be seen.
We understand that this is a worrying time for you – Your GP will have given you some advice on how to manage your condition, but you can find more information via the NHS website.
Only if your symptoms change or get worse should you contact your GP practice for advice.
In order to maintain your health during this time, we ask you to follow the following advice on social distancing as it will reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and keep you healthy with your condition.
Everyone should be trying to follow these measures.