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.



Contact us about your appointment

If you are unable to attend your appointment please let us know as soon as possible so we can make alternative arrangements for you, and offer your original appointment to another patient.  Last year 30,000 patients did not attend their appointment at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  The cost of this to the Trust was around £3,000,000.

To cancel or change your appointment call 01623 672383

Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 8.00pm and Saturdays from 8.00am to 1.00pm.

If you are unable to attend your appointment and do not let us know, unfortunately we will need to discharge you from our care. This means that you will need to go back to your GP if you require another appointment.

For information on King's Mill Hospital appointments click here.

For information on Newark Hospital appointments click here.

If you need any additional help or advice please contact our Patient Experience Team.