Patient update - Coronavirus
The Vaccination program has been a huge success and as a result we are slowly returning to our normal lives. This will come as a shock to some people who have been self isolating and who remain wary that the Cornavirus pandemic continues to evolve. Reassuringly, the relaxation of lock down measures has not lead to an increase in hospital admissions and deaths, both of which have continued to fall. We feel that it is now increasingly safe for you to visit us and as the Prime Minister has previously stated "unless your clinicians tell you otherwise, you should continue to use hospital services, get your scans, turn up for your appointments and pick up your treatments. If at all possible, we want you to continue to access these services.”
Special precautions have been put in place for outpatients and inpatients at both The Portland Hospital and The Hospital of St Johns and Elizabeth’s. These remain in place and ensure that we offer a ‘Covid Secure’ environment where women can be seen safely with the appropriate use of testing and PPE.
As a result, we are able to offer private face to face consultations - your partner can come too! Surgery for benign gynaecological conditions has fully resumed. Access to operating theatres is back to normal and the Hospital is no longer under contract to the NHS.
We are actively taking on new patients, both in gynaecology and pregnancy and as always, are available for advice, so please do get in touch if we can help in any way.
We appreciate that people may still be cautious about travelling to London or that they may still prefer not to visit a hospital or clinic. Should that be the case, we are very happy to undertake a virtual consultation using e-mail, Zoom and telephone. We are well set up to consult remotely and can review the results of investigations, scans and previous treatment, give advice and offer our opinion without any direct contact. We can make treatment plans, arrange medical management and where needed plan surgery.
We are delighted that our doors have reopened and continue to encourage patients to access the care they need.
We also offer evening telephone, Skype and Zoom consultations.
For information on Coronavirus / Covid-19 in pregnancy click here.