Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice

The latest information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms can be found here.

Cambridge University Hospitals (Addenbrooke's and Rosie Hospitals) haveadvised as the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop rapidly, they have taken the very difficult decision to stop ALL visiting of patients in the hospital.

This will enable us to take all necessary precautions to protect our patients and staff and is in line with actions taken by other hospitals across the country.

From 25 March 2020 we are stopping ALL visits to the hospital except in a small number of circumstances.

As part of the national response to the coronavirus outbreak, Royal Papworth Hospital are working with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group to ensure that they have as many beds available as possible across the region to care for patients with severe respiratory problems when the number of infections peaks.

Therefore, in line with well-established plans for situations like this, they have suspended all non-urgent elective operations and non-urgent outpatient treatment from Friday 20 March for at least three months. Some other procedures are likely to be rescheduled before then so they can train our staff and adapt certain areas. Urgent and emergency cases and cancer treatment will be carrying on as normal.

In line with national guidance to stay at home and to protect patients and staff, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust wards and inpatient units can now only allow visits in exceptional circumstances, until further notice.

Please contact the ward/service manager to agree any visiting arrangements for one carer/family member in advance, and keep in touch with your loved ones through phone and video calls.

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