Many of you will have seen the news about the plans at many hospitals to postpone non-urgent surgery until the end of the month. At the RNOH, we are continuing to operate at normal service levels so please continue to attend your appointments with us. If you are unable to attend please contact us as soon as possible.
The departmental contact numbers are listed under the 'Appointment Contact Numbers' drop-down menu on the contact us page.
The postponement of non-urgent surgery at other hospitals is due to sustained pressure over the Christmas period with high levels of respiratory illness, bed occupancy levels giving limited capacity to deal with demand surges, early indications of increasing flu prevalence and some reports suggesting a rise in the severity of illness among patients arriving at A&Es
Please only attend your local A&E department in an emergency.
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When you need medical help fast but it is not an emergency, call the NHS free phone number 111. The 111 service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Calls to 111 will be assessed, advice given and, if needed, patients will be directed to the most appropriate local health services. Calls to 111 are free wherever you call from. Call 111 if:
- You need an NHS urgent care service
- You don’t know who to call for medical help
- You need information about a health issue
If it is an emergency and someone needs help to save their life, call 999.