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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Our Strategy


We are proud of our improvements over the last five years at Sherwood Forest Hospitals, and we recognise we can improve further. We know good quality healthcare can only be delivered by focussing on the experience of people, be it patients and the public or the colleagues you work with.

To find out more about the SFH Strategy click the links below to view the summary or full strategy documents.

SFH Full Strategy Document

SFH Summary Document

SFH Strategy Easy Read version

SFH Allied Health Professions Strategy

SFH Digital Strategy

SFH Digital Strategy: Summary Document

SFH Green Plan: 2021 to 2026