Coronavirus: Information for patients
Information for patients
Coronavirus is a type of virus that can cause mild respiratory or flu-like symptoms. As with flu, older people, and those with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) are more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.
As patients may already be aware, there has been an outbreak of a new strain of Coronavirus in China, now called Covid-19.
At St George’s, we are doing everything we can to minimise the risk of infection with Covid-19. Like all Trusts, we have tried and tested infection control measures in place, and our teams are following the most up to date national guidance and procedures at all times.
As always, patient care is our top priority, and we would like to reassure everyone visiting our hospitals that all of our services are operating as normal. Please attend your outpatient appointments and planned treatments as scheduled.
If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to Coronavirus (Covid-19), please isolate yourself from others and call NHS 111 who will advise you what to do next. Please DO NOT attend A&E at St George’s, or your local hospital.
You can familiarise yourself with the symptoms and risk factors for Coronavirus on the NHS website. Information about Coronavirus is also available on the Department of Health and Social Care website.