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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Volunteer Case Studies


Volunteer case studies

Craig Curtis became interested in doing voluntary work after completing a 10 week chronic back pain management course. Six of the sessions were in the clinic 10 workshop. I enjoyed the course so much I enquired about voluntary work in the workshop with technical instructor Tom Frew. I advise other patients about woodwork projects and assist Tom in preparing the clinic for everyone. The role has been great for me and really improved my confidence.

 Craig Curtis

Pam Weir started volunteering at Newark Hospital in 2001.  She works in the busy fracture clinic in Main Outpatients and enjoys meeting the patients and working in a busy environment.  Pam enjoys the cameraderie of working with the nursing and clinical teams and feels that the role of the volunteer is to enhance the service and provide a friendly and reassuring presence to patients attending the clinic. 

pam weir opd 2015