Coronavirus – COVID 19 update – Last update 26th March

26th March 2020

Update for patients who have had surgery or other procedures with us over the last few weeks/ months

Following your surgery with us, you will have received a letter asking you to arrange a follow-up visit. Alternatively, an appointment will have been made by the hospital at the time of your discharge. Your review appointment is crucial for assessing your outcome and is an opportunity for you to discuss any concerns you may have.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, the private hospitals we work in are rightly prioritising their resources to support the NHS and to minimise risk to staff and patients. Additionally, the country as a whole is in a state of lockdown, and we are all limited to essential movement only.

All non-urgent operating has been suspended for a minimum of 3 months by the private hospitals. We have also discontinued our outpatient clinics as we cannot justify them as being for essential medical conditions. Our staff have been contacting all patients affected by surgical and outpatient cancellations.

We are committed to seeing all of you for your follow up, face to face, and will make provisions to do so as soon as we can.

In the meantime, we want you to know that we are here for you. Our office staff are working from home and are available to answer any queries you have.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions. You can either email us at [email protected] (best option) or call us on 07801 492659. We can arrange for our surgeons to speak to you over the phone or potentially by video conferencing. We are also at hand to see you at the Spire Murrayfield Hospital for any urgent matters relating to wound care or anything else that cannot wait.

Keep safe and stay in touch.

 

23rd March 2020

Theatre and clinic cancellations

You will all be aware of the rapidly evolving situation with the Covid 19 virus. The safety of our patients is our highest priority. Social distancing measures are already in place, and our NHS is going to be under severe strain. As cosmetic surgery is not an essential activity, we feel it is not appropriate to continue operating on and seeing patients at this critical time.

The Spire Murrayfield Hospital has rightly stopped all non-essential surgical procedures as of Friday 20th March. Additionally, we have decided to suspend all of our cosmetic surgical and outpatient activities at all sites for a minimum period of 3 months until the end of June. We will contact all patients who have dates for surgery within this period as soon as possible. We will not be seeing any new patients, and we will be available to advise any follow-up patients through phone or video review. Patients who have had recent surgery will still be seen for any dressings/ wound care. We will be on hand to see any patients that require urgent review and we can arrange to see you at the Spire Murrayfield Hospital.

Over the coming weeks, we will be in touch with all those who have had cancelled outpatient appointments to arrange new follow up appointments once social distancing measures have been relaxed.

Our staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. We will, of course, keep you updated as the situation changes and will do our best, along with the hospitals we work at to reschedule surgery once the situation has improved.