Winter pressures - outpatient appointments and planned surgery | East and North Herts NHS Trust

Winter pressures update – outpatient appointments and planned surgery

Updated: 3 January 2018

As is the case across the NHS, the Trust’s hospitals are very busy at the moment due to winter pressures. The situation is being reviewed daily and whilst outpatient appointments should continue as normal, some planned surgery may need to be postponed.  The key messages for patients are:

  • Outpatient appointments are going ahead as planned – if this changes, patients will be contacted individually
  • Those due to undergo planned surgery should assume it is going ahead unless contacted otherwise
  • People who need urgent medical advice should phone NHS111 to be directed to the best place to get the care they need

The Trust very much appreciates everyone’s patience and understanding in helping our staff to provide good quality care for patients, especially those arriving as emergencies.