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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Communications and Media

Communications and Media

The Sherwood Forest Hospitals' Communications and Media Department only deals with enquiries from journalists. We are unable to offer medical advice to members of the public. If you need advice please ring 111 or visit your GP. If it is a life-threatening situation, then you need to ring 999.

The communications department performs a central role at Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust to engage with staff, volunteers, stakeholders and external audiences, including patients and families. The team is responsible for the image and reputation of the Trust.

The team looks after media and stakeholder relations, digital communications, internal communications and patient information for the Trust.

The Communications Team covers a wide range of communications, including:

  • Media relations
  • External communications
  • Internal communications
  • Social Media
  • Brand management
  • Public engagement
  • Strategic communications

The Communications Team should be the first point of contact for all media inquiries and requests.

During office hours:

Email: sfh-tr.communications@nhs.net

Phone: 01623 622515 Ext. 3826 or 01623 672294 (Direct Dial)

Out of office hours:

Phone: 01623 622515 and ask for the communications officer on call.

Filming Requests

We receive many requests for news and documentary filming. All proposals will be considered and accommodated where possible and appropriate.

Proposals for filming can be emailed to sfh-tr.communications@nhs.net and should include the following information:

  • Name and organisation
  • News or production company
  • Delivery format
  • Target audience
  • Duration
  • When it will be shown/whether it has been commissioned