Coronavirus: Advice for patients

  • 08 Feb 2020
  • Posted by Samantha Varriale
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Coronavirus: Advice for patients and visitors coming to the private GP surgery at the New Victoria Hospital in Kingston.
Friday 7 February 2020

Following guidance from Public Health England, please consider the following before coming to the private GP surgery:

Please don’t come in to the private GP surgery if you have a sore throat, cough or flu symptoms and if you have travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau in the last 14 days.

Please stay at home and call NHS 111 for medical advice if you are worried you may be infected with coronavirus.

If you are seriously unwell and require urgent medical attention please call 999.

For more guidance please visit  https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/wuhan-novel-coronavirus

At present, suspected cases are defined as:

  • acute respiratory infection of any degree of severity (including at least one of: shortness of breath, cough or sore throat)
  • or severe acute respiratory infection requiring admission to hospital, with clinical or radiological evidence of pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • and have lived or travelled in Wuhan/Hubei Province in the 14 days before onset of illness, or are contacts of a confirmed case of Wuhan novel coronavirus.