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Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice

The New Foscote Hospital has put in place a robust set of measures to ensure the safety of all patients and staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

If you have Coronavirus symptoms (high temperature or a new continuous cough) you must stay at home for 7 days.​

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home. Read the NHS advice about staying at home.


Contact the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if you cannot cope at home or your symptoms get worse or do not get better after 7 days and only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

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Are you able to offer me an appointment during the pandemic?

  • Yes, we are now able to see patients face to face or if you are still isolating you can still have a telephone consultation.

Can I have my knee x-rays and MRI scan at the Foscote Hospital?

  • Yes, our x-ray department provides a full service usually on the day that you attend and we have an on site MRI scanner every week.

Will I be able to have surgery during the pandemic?

  • Yes, if your surgery is urgent because you are struggling in pain and providing certain other criteria are met, your surgery can still go ahead safely. Watch our video for more information.

Will I be tested for Coronavirus before surgery?

  • Yes, everyone is tested as part of their pre-operative assessment.

What should I do if I develop signs or symptoms of Coronavirus before I attend the hospital?

  • You must follow the advise above. You must isolate for 14 days before surgery and if you have symptoms or know you have been in contact with an infected person, you ring the reception and we will reschedule your appointment or surgery. You must not come to the hospital with symptoms.

What steps are you taking to protect me from Coronavirus?

  • We have taken many steps to keep you safe. A short video on the home page highlights some of these.

Frequently asked questions

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