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Advice regarding Coronavirus

This is a rapidly evolving situation which is being monitoring carefully by Public Health England but based on the available evidence, the current risk to the UK population is low.

We understand you may be worried but there is national advice and guidance, which you can find at

If you're experiencing symptoms that concern you, please don't go to your GP practice or come to hospital.  Please stay indoors, avoid contact with others and ring NHS 111 for advice.

Our hospitals are running as usual and you should continue to use services as normal and choose services appropriately based on your needs.

Thank you for your support.


'In recent times, I have utilised admissions to Richardson for respite direct from my fracture clinic, even at weekends. I have never worked anywhere with this efficiency before - it is reassuring and invaluable for the patient.'

Patient, Lowson / Starling Wards, Richardson Hospital