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.


Your induction programme

After your Welcome Day, all colleagues will go through further induction programmes: 

For clinical colleagues, a comprehensive five day specialist induction programme will take place to take you through all of our clinical processes, procedures, equipment and what it means to deliver outstanding high quality care to our patients.

For medical colleagues, you will be scheduled to meet your divisional HR Business Partner who will take you through a bespoke induction programme for your particular speciality.

For non-clinical and administrative colleagues, your line manager will have designed a bespoke local induction into your role and your area, to help you settle in quickly.