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Advice to patients with planned operations and outpatient appointments at the Royal Berkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

The Royal Berkshire Hospital is still experiencing higher than normal levels of patients visiting A&E, and patients might have heard today in the national media that the NHS may need to cancel appointments in order to cope with this emergency pressure.

 

Mary Sherry, Chief Operating Officer at the Royal Berkshire Hospital said; “We are currently working through the NHS advice, are actively assessing the number of planned outpatient appointments and operations we can carry out over this period, and how many we may need to cancel.

 

“We will communicate with patients as soon as possible if their planned operation or outpatient appointment needs to be cancelled.

 

“However, unless we contact you, patients with planned operations and appointments should attend as normal.

 

“I would like to once again thank our local community for continuing their use of alternative options for emergency care, and also our staff, throughout the hospital, who continue to work incredibly hard to provide safe patient care.”

 

 3 January 2018

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