Since the COVID-19 outbreak the risks of undergoing surgery have increased. In addition to the usual risks and benefits of an operation, it is important that you understand the specific risks associated with COVID-19 and that you also take certain precautions as recommended by your medical team.
Even though we are not treating COVID-19 patients in the Woodland’s Suite or at ROH, you could still come into contact with a person carrying the virus (as you could in the supermarket or any public indoor space). While we are taking every precaution possible, and instructing patients to self-isolate and be tested before admission, there is still a risk of contracting COVID-19.
When you arrive, you will be greeted by a navigator. This person will explain what you need to do and where you need to go. They will ensure that restrictions are maintained and you are supported.
The Woodlands Suite and the entire ROH site are marked for social distancing so it’s easy for you to maintain a 2 metre distance. We have also removed all non-essential equipment and furniture to improve easy movement around the site.
Hand washing is an essential part of reducing the risk of infection. We have made it easy to sanitise your hands with stations all over the Trust that are clearly marked.
When you visit us you will be provided with a face mask to help protect you and others in the hospital.
Our staff members have access to all the necessary PPE they need to keep themselves and their patients safe.
this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal