Coronavirus (COVID-19) – information update

DHC the NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff whilst continuing to provide important services.

In accordance with NHS guidance that people should seek the treatment they need, we continue to be available to our patients during the coronavirus outbreak.

We have made a range of adjustments in our Outpatients Departments to ensure that patients can attend appointments in safety. We have also introduced phone and video consultations where appropriate.

If you have any questions about your appointment, please call us on 01306 733 272.

Stay at home if you have symptoms of coronavirus

Stay at home if you have either:
A new continuous cough
High temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher)

Loss of smell or taste

Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Go online at

Call NHS 111 only if you need to speak to someone because your symptoms cause you significant concern.

Advice and guidance is available on

If English is your second language, translations are available on

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