Visiting update

From 1 January 2022, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend adult in-patient visiting in order to help protect our vulnerable patients. Please visit here for more information. 

Patient appointments

As we continue to see a rise in our urgent care admissions, a surge in admissions of Covid positive patients, and workforce shortages created by Covid isolation, some appointments for planned care may need to be delayed.

We will continue to prioritise urgent and emergency care and cancer treatments and we will do everything we can to avoid delaying care. If we need to take the difficult decision to delay appointments, we will contact affected patients directly to let them know. 

If you do not hear from us, please attend as requested in your appointment letter.

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Make a Complaint


To make a complaint, compliment or resolve issues you may be concerned about please contact our Patient Experience Team.

Write to:

Patient Experience Team,
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,
King's Mill Hospital,
Mansfield Road,
Sutton-in-Ashfield,
Nottinghamshire,
NG17 4JL

Email to:

Email: sfh-tr.pet@nhs.net

Call us:

King's Mill Hospital:  01623 672222
Newark Hospital:  01636 685692

The King’s Mill Hospital office is open Monday to Friday 8.30am-6:00pm and Saturday 9.00am-1:00pm.

The Newark office is open Monday to Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.

Given the busy nature of our service, unfortunately there will be times when there is no-one available to take your call, however there is an answering machine service 24 hours a day.

We recognise that it is not always easy to talk to an answer machine, however please do leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we are able. 

Confidentiality

The service is confidential; the only exception to this is if you indicate that you or someone else is at risk, in which case the staff member may act with or without your consent in the interests of safety.

You will be asked to give permission for the staff member to share any information you give. If you are not the patient, consent of the patient must be determined. No action on behalf of the patient will be taken without consent. The staff member may discuss your difficulties with a colleague or supervisor in confidence to seek advice. This is so that we can be sure that the team gives you the best possible advice and support.

We will:

- Listen to you

- Ensure that you are informed of all options available to you

- Work with you to decide the best action to resolve the issue

- Work with you to resolve your concerns as quickly as possible

- Signpost you to other services who can help if we are unable to resolve your concern

If your issues remain unresolved, or you would like to make a formal complaint, we can advise you on the complaints process and provide information on how to seek independent advice.

  • Click here to download a complaint form
  • Click here to view the Trust's Complaints & Concerns Policy
  • Click here to view the latest quarterly Patient Experience Report
  • Click here to view the latest version of Annual Complaints Report 2016/17