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In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, we are putting extra measures in place to protect patients, visitors and staff. You can read more about these measures and how you can support the trust during this challenging time on the left hand side of this page.
Our response to COVID-19
We know this will be a difficult time for our patients, and their families, friends and carers. We appreciate your understanding and support in helping us to protect our patients and staff.
As part of our response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we have introduced a number of important measures to reduce all visits to our hospital including:
Urgent planned care has restarted at the Royal Free London: click the link for more information
Temporary closure and diversion of our children and young people’s emergency department at Barnet Hospital: click the link for information about the diversion and other available children and young people's emergency services in north central London
Making changes to our out-patient appointments: click the link for more information if you are an out-patient.
Advice for visitors: click the link for more information.
Making changes to adult services at Edgware Community Hospital: click the link for more information.
Changes to non-emergency patient transport: click the link for more information
Some of our services have also developed service specific advice, including:
- Adult blood tests
- Easy read information
- Neonatal service, advice for children and advice for parents, guardians and carers
- Kidney and kidney transplant
Please check our services A-Z.
Symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do
Do not leave your home if you have either:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in a 24 hour period (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Read our patient leaflets and publications
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