Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust has released a video to spread awareness of how it is keeping patients safe across its sites.

The Trust is running a campaign to assure patients attending appointments of their safety, as services sidelined in the height of the pandemic begin to function at normal levels.

Only two patients with confirmed coronavirus are currently being treated across Lewisham University Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich. 

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Jo Peck, Deputy Chief Nurse, said: “We’ve found that lots of people are understandably nervous and are not coming in for appointments – this is obviously very worrying and could lead to people developing further health problems.

“To address this, we have produced a short film covering all the steps we’re doing to keep people safe; you can view it on our YouTube channel."

Measures highlighted include seeing patients coming in for planned day case services in dedicated parts of both hospitals – well away from any patients who may be receiving treatment for Covid-19. 

All staff and patients are screened in elective areas for Covid-19 on a daily basis by checking their temperature

Patients are given a test for Covid-19 three days before surgery. The Trust only proceeds with the surgery if the results come back negative. 

Patients for planned treatment are also required to self-isolate for a period of time before coming.