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Right Arrow Getting to your hospital appointment in the winter weather
12 January 2010 at 14:17
Patient transport services to routine outpatient clinics at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals remain suspended until Tuesday (January 12).

High-dependency patients, such as those requiring dialysis, cancer care, and paediatrics, are being transported as normal to maintain their treatment.

All patients booked for transport will receive a welfare call from North West Ambulance Service to make sure they are managing in the severe weather and to ask if they need any other help or support. If patients who normally rely on patient transport decide they can make it safely to hospital for their appointment, they will still be seen.

Every winter the NHS experiences an increase in demand for its services and staff and managers at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust are working hard to ensure it is business as usual for patients.

Our outpatient clinics are running as usual. Patients with an appointment for an operation should still plan to attend unless advised otherwise.

If you are concerned about travelling safely to hospital in the winter weather, please call the number on your appointment card or confirmation letter for advice.

Any patient who would like to rearrange or cancel their appointment should call 01695 656680

Notes to Editors
Issued by Tony Ellis, marketing and communications manager,
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

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