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Patients urged to still attend booked appointments

Still by your side this winter

Patients and families are being urged to continue attending planned appointments at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s hospitals this winter.

Staff are our hospitals are here to support children, women, young people and their families and our services remain open, safe and ready to care despite ongoing pressures caused by COVID-19.

Measures have been put in place to reduce the risk caused by the pandemic and the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and we are asking those with planned appointments to attend unless contacted directly. Anyone who can’t attend an appointment should contact us as soon as possible to rearrange and so that we can offer that appointment slot to another patient.

Dr Fiona Reynolds, Chief Medical Director, said: “We are by your side this winter and we want the public and our patients to know that our services and our brilliant staff are here for them.

“If you have an appointment booked at one of our hospitals or out in the community, please attend it unless we contact you directly. If you can’t attend your appointment for any reason, please let us know as soon as you can.

“This will ensure we can continue to provide care for all those people who need us most this winter.”

Virtual appointments are being offered in some areas of our hospitals, so this may be a viable alternative for some patients and families. If you would prefer to have a virtual appointment and that is possible, let us know and we’ll do all we can to help provide that.

All of our staff have been offered the booster vaccine to help combat the risk of the Omicron variant. If you haven’t had yours yet, please visit https://www.birminghamandsolihullcovidvaccine.nhs.uk/ for details on where and when you can get boosted.