Coronavirus: Harrogate Hospital plans to open more clinics and see more patients

Coronavirus: Harrogate Hospital plans to open more clinics and see more patients

Published by Harry Long at 1:44pm 24th June 2020. (Updated at 1:15pm 25th June 2020)

Harrogate District Hospital is taking steps to open more clinics and see more patients as coronavirus restrictions are eased.   

  • More clinics are being opened at Harrogate District Hospital as coronavirus restrictions are eased.   
  • The hospital also plans to see more patients.  
  • Measures are being put in place to minimise the risk of the spread of coronavirus.  

It will allow more patients to be seen in Outpatients, Day Surgery and Endoscopy.  

As more and more services and clinics start up again, measures are being put in place at the hospital to minimise the risk of the spread of Covid-19 infection.  

Hospital staff are also making it clear that nobody should come for their appointment if they are showing symptoms of Covid-19.

You can find out more about the changes in these departments here.  

Harrogate District Hospital is taking steps to open more clinics and see more patients as coronavirus restrictions are eased.

Issie Macniven, Matron for Outpatients, said:

“Our aim is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff as we start to increase the number of clinics running each day. We have mask stations set up with handwashing facilities and have altered the waiting rooms to accommodate social distancing rules. 

“We ask patients to please check their appointment letters carefully, as some appointments now will be telephone calls. Also, if you are unable to attend, please ring the Appointment Centre to let us know as soon as you can. Thank you for your patience and understanding.” 

Richard Dalton, Matron for Day Surgery and Endoscopy, said:

“Our aim is to minimise, as much as possible, the risk to patients and staff but also start up much needed services again. We are here to provide care for people who need it, following a rigorous, consistent process in ‘self-contained’ areas. 

“We are prioritising the most urgent cases first and are already in touch with patients. This work is being led by our Consultants so it’s a medically-led process.

“We understand that complying with the isolation period both before and after a procedure will be a challenge for people but we must stress that it’s a really important part of what needs to happen.”  

Harrogate District Hospital is taking steps to open more clinics and see more patients as coronavirus restrictions are eased.