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LATEST COVID-19 UPDATE 10/09/2020

Following government announcements and advice from Public Health England and NHS England, we are now FULLY OPEN

Please only come to the hospital if you have an appointment or you need to use our Minor Injuries Unit.

OUTPATIENTS (OPD)
Where possible appointments will be conducted over the telephone by the Consultant, if a face to face appointment is required we can plan for that too.   

We are limiting the number of face to face appointments per day to adhere to social distancing guidelines and we are asking that patients come into the hospital alone unless they need someone to assist them.

When patients arrive outside the hospital, we are asking them to call us on the number found on their appointment letter to let us know they have arrived. We will call them back when it is time to come in.

Upon entry to our hospital we will check every patient’s temperature, provide them with hand sanitiser and also a face mask, if they have not brought their own face covering with them.

During the visit we will ask patients to keep two metres apart from other people, except from the clinical team who will be delivering their care. Every member of our hospital team will always have appropriate PPE.

DAY SURGERY (DSU)
Based on NHS guidance, all patients will receive a COVID-19 test 48-72 hours before their surgery to ensure they are well enough to attend. We provide this test via a drive through clinic on our hospital site.  

When patients arrive outside the hospital, we are asking them to call us on the number found on their admission letter to let us know they have arrived. We will call them back when it is time to come in.

Upon entry to our hospital we will check every patient’s temperature, provide them with hand sanitiser and also a face mask, if they have not brought their own face covering with them.

During the visit we will ask patients to keep two metres apart from other people, except from the clinical team who will be delivering their care. Every member of our hospital team will always have appropriate PPE.

Our day surgery unit has plenty of space and we have also reduced the number of patients on our surgical lists to ensure patients are more than two metres away from other patients and to give the staff time to thoroughly clean between operations. Our theatre has a specialist HEPA filter that cleans the air between patients.

MINOR INJURIES UNIT (MIU) & X-RAY DEPARTMENT
We have remained open though out the pandemic, our opening hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm (closed on public holidays).   

PHYSIOTHERAPY
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust deliver physiotherapy services from our hospital, currently they are delivering services from their main hubs, details of which can be found on their website.  

If you have any further questions, please contact the hospital on:

Tel: 01666 502336 between 8.30am and 4.30pm
Email: enquiries@tetburyhospital.co.uk

LATEST COVID-19 UPDATE 20/07/2020


Following government announcements and advice from Public Health England and NHS England, we are now FULLY OPEN

Please only come to the hospital if you have an appointment or you need to use our Minor Injuries Unit.

OUTPATIENTS (OPD)
Where possible appointments will be conducted over the telephone by the Consultant, if a face to face appointment is required we can plan for that too.  

We are limiting the number of face to face appointments per day to adhere to social distancing guidelines and we are asking that patients come into the hospital alone unless they need someone to assist them.

When patients arrive outside the hospital, we are asking them to call us on the number found on their appointment letter to let us know they have arrived. We will call them back when it is time to come in.

Upon entry to our hospital we will check every patient’s temperature, provide them with hand sanitiser and also a face mask, if they have not brought their own face covering with them.

During the visit we will ask patients to keep two metres apart from other people, except from the clinical team who will be delivering their care. Every member of our hospital team will always have appropriate PPE.

DAY SURGERY (DSU)
Based on NHS guidance, all patients attending for a surgical procedure will need to self-isolate for 14 days before coming into the hospital.  

Some patients will receive a COVID-19 test 48-72 hours before their surgery to ensure they are well enough to attend. We provide this test via a drive through clinic on our hospital site.

When patients arrive outside the hospital, we are asking them to call us on the number found on their admission letter to let us know they have arrived. We will call them back when it is time to come in.

Upon entry to our hospital we will check every patient’s temperature, provide them with hand sanitiser and also a face mask, if they have not brought their own face covering with them.

During the visit we will ask patients to keep two metres apart from other people, except from the clinical team who will be delivering their care. Every member of our hospital team will always have appropriate PPE.

Our day surgery unit has plenty of space and we have also reduced the number of patients on our surgical lists to ensure patients are more than two metres away from other patients and to give the staff time to thoroughly clean between operations. Our theatre has a specialist HEPA filter that cleans the air between patients.

MINOR INJURIES UNIT (MIU) & X-RAY DEPARTMENT
We have remained open though out the pandemic, our opening hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm (closed on public holidays).   

PHYSIOTHERAPY
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust deliver physiotherapy services from our hospital, currently they are delivering services from their main hubs, details of which can be found on their website. 

If you have any further questions, please contact the hospital on:

Tel: 01666 502336 between 8.30am and 4.30pm
Email: enquiries@tetburyhospital.co.uk  



Our Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) is moving to another

location in the hospital on Monday 1st June 2020


Our Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) has remained open throughout the pandemic. We pride ourselves on being able to serve our local community and ensure our hospital environment is safe for you to attend.

We are now planning and getting ready to slowly open up our outpatient and surgical services. To ensure we safely maintain social distancing and reduce the number of patients congregating in one area of the hospital we have decided to move our MIU to another location in our hospital building.

If you know our hospital well, you’ll know exactly where we mean, our MIU will be located in the physiotherapy department. This means patients attending MIU will access the hospital through a separate door. We have new hospital signs on order (to help direct you) but these may take some time to get to us! We have made some temporary signs, but don’t worry if you’re not sure where to go, all our doors are access controlled at the moment so you have to use an intercom system to gain access. If you pick the wrong door we’ll direct you to the correct one, we’re a small hospital and the entrances are less than 20 metres apart.

Why are we moving the MIU now?

When the dentists reopen upstairs visitors would be unable to follow the social distancing guidance. Patients walking upstairs to the dentists would not be able to maintain a 2 metre distance from patients waiting for the MIU.

It is important that we keep ‘scheduled care’ those patients who have an appointment and have been COVID19 screened before attending, from ‘unscheduled care’ those patients who have unfortunately had an accident and need treatment urgently and access our MIU service without being screened before they attend. We are lucky that we have the ability to separate our services so easily.

What will happen to the physiotherapy service?

Some of you reading this may be worried that the physiotherapy service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust might not return to Tetbury. I would like to reassure you that it is our intention to supply suitable accommodation to our well respected physiotherapy team as soon as they are in a position to reopen.




Coronavirus (Covid-10) Update (22 April 2020)

Following the government announcement on Monday 23 March 2020, and advice from Public Health England and NHS England, we have suspended all face to face non-urgent, elective services, and offered our staff and equipment to our NHS partners in Gloucestershire to help care for patients with COVID-19.

We continue to provide a Minor Injuries Unit service Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm, and an X-ray service, and we continue to provide virtual outpatient consultations, where possible. 

These are turbulent times; our charity is resilient, and we plan to continue to deliver NHS services for many years to come. Although we have offered, at present there is no request for the hospital’s buildings to be used in assisting the fight against COVID-19. We are assisting the NHS by releasing nurses and doctors to work in NHS hospitals, and by sending the hospitals our PPE, ventilators and other lifesaving equipment.  

A financial package has been agreed with our NHS partners. This package ensures we are able to keep our Minor Injuries Unit and X-ray departments open and provide virtual outpatient clinics where possible. The package does not cover all our costs but it does mean we can safeguard Tetbury Hospital so it is able to assist the NHS during the pandemic and will still be here to help during the recovery phase, after this crisis is over.


Coronavirus (Covid-10) Update (31 March 2020)

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) 

Due to the current unprecedented circumstances surrounding coronavirus our hospital services have adjusted to help stop the spread of coronavirus and ensure we keep patients and staff safe. 

Minor Injuries Unit  - Open as usual (08.30-16.00 Monday to Friday) 
Press the buzzer at the entrance to alert a member of staff 

X-ray Department  - Open as usual 
Press the buzzer at the entrance to alert a member of staff 

Outpatients - Appointments by virtual clinic only (telephone consultation) 

Physiotherapy - Closed 

Day Surgery Unit - Closed 
The day surgery unit will be closed until further notice. We have donated our ventilators and other essential equipment to Gloucestershire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to assist patients suffering from coronavirus 

We are actively in discussion regarding our role to play in supporting the coronavirus outbreak.  

If you have symptoms of coronavirus: 

• A high temperature  
• A new or continuous cough 

Use the 111 online coronavirus service

Further information on coronavirus symptoms and stay at home advice is available at nhs.uk



Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update (20 March 2020)

At this deeply challenging time of the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak we would like to advise that both NHS and private planned care will continue to be delivered by the independent sector, which we are part of, of course this may change over the coming weeks and months.  

We are doing everything we can to make sure people can still get access to care, while taking every precaution to keep patients, carers, visitors and staff safe. 

Following the advice from Public Health England you should not enter the hospital if you have: 

A new continuous cough 
or 
A fever or high temperature (37.8 degrees or higher)  

You must stay at home (self-isolate), further advice is available at nhs.uk

Attending the hospital for an appointment: 

  • If you are over the age of 70, or have known underlying medical conditions you will be provided with the latest government advice about social distancing prior to your appointment so that you can make an informed choice on whether to attend the hospital 

  • We now have a Hub desk at the entrance to the hospital where all patients, visitors and staff are stopped and asked to sanitise their hands whilst being asked some questions about their current health. If you do not meet the screening questions you will be asked to return home and self-isolate or dial 111 if required. Hand sanitising gel is available throughout the hospital  

  • We are reducing the footfall within the hospital. All new and follow-up patients are receiving telephone consultation, unless the consultant has advised that you must be physically seen, and your appointment cannot be postponed. The government’s latest advice about social distancing will be shared with you so that you can make an informed decision on whether to attend 

  • Our waiting areas have been stripped back to minimise clutter. All chairs are at least two metres apart, and if all of these chairs are occupied you and/or your travel companions will be asked to stay in the car and only enter the hospital when your appointment is due 

  • The number of patients on our operating lists have been reduced. This is to ensure you recover in a bay which is at least two metres away from other patients, and staff continue to wear appropriate PPE  

  • Our MIU is still operating as normal and we have contingency plans in place, should a very poorly COVID-19 patient attend the hospital who is not fit enough to be turned away 

This is an unprecedented and fluid situation, and as government advice changes our response will also change to meet requirements. 

Updated information on COVID-19 is available on Public Health England and NHS websites 



PRIVATE GP SERVICE

Due to the current and unprecedented circumstances our Private GP Services has been temporarily suspended. 

We will resume this service as soon as possible.


Coronavirus Update (13 March 2020)
Please read the updated information and stay at home advice

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance


Prescription Fee Update
The Minor Injuries Unit, within Tetbury Hospital Trust, is now falling into line with other NHS Trusts and as of 1st March 2020 will be charging those that have to pay prescription charges. The charge is set by the Government and will increase as per guidance from them.  Currently the charge is £9.00 per item.