Advice to patients with planned operations and outpatient appointments at Medway Maritime Hospital

Date: 05 January 2018

Appointments

You may have heard in the national media that the NHS may need to cancel appointments in order to cope with the current pressures. We are currently working through this advice and actively assessing the number of planned outpatient appointments and operations we can carry out over this period. Our staff are working hard to minimise the impact of the current pressures for our patients but we would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

We will communicate with patients as soon as possible if their planned operation or outpatient appointment needs to be cancelled. Alternatively you can call us to arrange a new date. We have set up a dedicated hotline for this purpose – call 01634 838941 and follow the instructions, and we will call you within 48 hours. Please be assured that unless we contact you, your planned operation and/or appointment will go ahead as planned.

Thank you for your patience and continued support in considering alternative options to emergency care.

  • Summary:

    You may have heard in the national media that the NHS may need to cancel appointments in order to cope with the current pressures. We are currently working through this advice and actively assessing the number of planned outpatient appointments and operations we can carry out over this period.