So that we can safely restart more outpatient clinics, we’re screening all outpatients and visitors arriving to King George Hospital to help reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection transmission.
On arrival to one of the entrances to King George Hospital, patients and visitors will be taken to a private area and will be asked to have their temperature checked and to answer a few questions.
If the screening identifies that the patient or visitor may have has symptoms of Covid-19, they will be advised to go home and self-isolate in line with national guidance and get a test. Their appointment will be cancelled and rebooked for two weeks’ time.
Patients will also receive a phone call the day before their appointment to go through some screening questions. Patients will be asked to call the hospital the day before their appointment if they have symptoms suggestive of Covid-19, this will help to prevent patients making their way to their appointment and being turned away if they have symptoms of Covid-19.
The screening process is just one of the precautions we are taking. All visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals. We are asking visitors to bring their own face covering, however we will provide a face mask at the entrance if this isn’t possible.
It’s really important for the health of our communities that we are able to restart Outpatients appointments and our priority is keeping us all safe while doing this.