QEH at King’s Lynn urging patients to ‘attend appointments as normal’ following concerns of winter pressures

PUBLISHED: 12:32 03 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:14 03 January 2018

The NHS are urging patients at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital to still attend hospital appointments despite �winter pressures�. Photo (aerial): Mike Page

The NHS are urging patients at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital to still attend hospital appointments despite �winter pressures�. Photo (aerial): Mike Page

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Patients booked in for outpatient procedures at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn are being urged to still attend their appointments as normal despite the winter pressures.

The NHS are urging patients at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital to still attend hospital appointments despite ‘winter pressures’. Photo: Mike PageThe NHS are urging patients at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital to still attend hospital appointments despite ‘winter pressures’. Photo: Mike Page

The hospital says that they’re expecting a wave of phone calls from patients’ following national media coverage about the ‘NHS winter plans.

Chief executive Jon Green said: “Whilst we have cancelled some operations, and despite high levels of attendances at A&E, we would like to reassure the public that our outpatients’ appointments are running.

“So we would ask all patients to continue to attend their appointments as normal unless we contact them directly. However, we continually review the situation.”

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings LynnThe Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn

An NHS spokesman said: “Pressures have been building on A&E departments for several years and can increase significantly over winter because of a rise in the number of people admitted to hospital.

“The NHS has pulled out all the stops to prepare for this winter – we are determined to protect the good standards of service that the public have come to expect.

“As a result, planning started earlier than ever before with hospitals, GPs, social services and other health professionals coming together to work out the best way of responding in every area of the country.”

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