Latest COVID-19 guidance

Latest COVID-19 guidance

Latest COVID-19 guidance

If you think you may have symptoms of COVID / Coronavirus >, follow the national guidance and self-isolate for 10 days. Please see our information for visitors below before you plan on visiting one of our hospitals. If you, or a member of your family has tested positive for Coronavirus, please find resources to aid your/their recovery on our supporting your recovery from Coronavirus > page.

Service update – January 2021

We are in an ever-changing environment and we are doing all we can to keep our patients safe and to maintain a high level of service, your appointments may however be subject to change at short notice.

We are continuing to offer outpatient services but are currently only offering urgent private surgery. Your consultant should be able to advise about your priority. Please attend for your surgery as planned unless we inform you of any change.

If you have any questions or concerns about an upcoming appointment or if you would prefer to reschedule please do not hesitate to contact us on 01332 786128 or dhft.privatepatients@nhs.net

Visiting restrictions

We have temporarily changed our visiting arrangements to help respond to coronavirus and protect our staff, visitors and patients. We know that it’s important for our patients to see family and friends and if face to face visiting is not able to take place, we will work with patients to facilitate video calls where possible.

With immediate effect all wards across UHDB (including Derby Private Health), with the exception of Maternity, Paediatrics and Emergency Department, will restrict visiting unless the patient is receiving end of life care. All vulnerable patients, specifically those with learning disabilities, dementia, mental health or complex needs, as well as those who are unable to make decisions for themselves, may be accompanied by their carer/s.

Click here for more information regarding visiting restrictions.

Face coverings when visiting our hospital

From Monday 15 June 2020 all patients and visitors should wear a face covering on entrance to Derby Private Health and throughout the duration of your visit. The face coverings can be a scarf, homemade face mask or one that has been purchased. The measures are an important part, alongside social distancing, of reducing the spread of Covid-19 in our hospitals and to keep our patients and communities safe. Full guidance is available here

Please follow all of our infection control measures if you do come to hospital:

Please be assured your safety and wellbeing is our priority and we have implemented a number of measures to adhere to social distancing requirements including;

  • Patients should attend appointments alone
  • Face coverings must be worn
  • Temperature will be checked upon arrival
  • Reduced numbers in the waiting room
  • Adequate time will be left between clinic slots to allow time for cleaning
  • Staff will also wear the appropriate PPE to keep patients safe.

Everyone is reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then 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. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

You must not attend your appointment if you should be self-isolating because you, or somebody close to you, has, or has had, symptoms.