20.5.20 ENT at Royal Hampshire County Hospital during Covid-19
Please note that emergency ENT cases continue to be referred to University Hospitals Southampton (UHS) during Covid-19. If an emergency ENT patient presents, please contact the emergency ENT team at UHS to assist you. This diversion of emergency ENT care will continue to be in place until Covid-19 resolves and emergency work is repatriated back to Royal Hampshire County Hospital.
Advice and Guidance is still available, and we would encourage you and your colleagues to use this service and our team will be happy to help you with any queries. ENT also continues to have telephone appointments available for patients, as well as establishing video consultations. The first ENT face-to-face consultations during the recovery phase will be restricted to suspected cancer and high risk patients. Patients on a two-week wait pathway will initially be invited to a telephone consultation, with only selected high risk patients being brought into clinic for procedures.
Our team remain committed to assisting and advising on ENT patient care. Please do not hesitate to contact the ENT team if you have any concerns or issues you need advice on. Surgical intervention will remain very limited at the present time, and long waiting times for routine patients should be expected.