Coronavirus (Covid-19) information
Keeping our patients, staff and visitors safe is our priority.
We are constantly working to continue to deliver high quality care, focusing our resources in the best way possible to manage the current situation.
We have transformed the way we deliver care, using our hospital estates differently to support the numbers of patients with Covid-19, and training and working together in new ways across teams.
To keep us all as safe as possible, we have made changes to many of our services, and have put restrictions on who is able to visit our hospitals. If you are unable to visit your loved one, take a look at our ‘Thinking of you’ service which helps you to stay in touch.
We are very appreciative by the donations so many of you have made to our staff, from pizza and Easter eggs through to toiletries and even artwork.
If you would like to donate, please contact our King George & Queen’s Hospitals Charity for more information.
Remember anyone can carry the virus, even if they’re not showing symptoms. So please help us to help you and play your part in stopping the spread of the virus - follow national guidance around social distancing, non-essential travel and only going out when absolutely necessary. Read more and stay up to date at GOV.UK.
Thank you for supporting your local hospital staff.
Symptoms of Coronavirus Covid-19
Stay home if you have either:
- A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Use the NHS111 website to find out what to do; only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Follow good hygiene practice
Good hygiene practices can help stop the spread of Covid-19. To keep yourself and your loved ones safe, make sure you:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Bin the tissue and wash your hands or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.