We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and our thoughts remain with the Royal Family at such a time of sorrow for them and, indeed, our entire country.
The State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Monday 19 September and will be a national bank holiday.
This bank holiday will impact on the majority of outpatient activity at Hinchingbrooke, Peterborough City, Stamford and Rutland, Princess of Wales, Doddington and North Cambs Hospitals on that day.
We are contacting all patients who have an appointment on Monday to confirm if it will go ahead or be postponed. There is no need to call us as we will be in contact directly with you, but we ask that you bear with us whilst we run through our appointment lists. Please also look out for a text or email from the Trust.
If you would prefer to postpone your appointment on Monday, please can you let us know at the earliest opportunity by calling the number on your appointment letter or by contacting our Outpatients Booking Team on 01733 673555. The team are experiencing high volumes of calls and again we ask for your patience whilst we work through enquiries. Alternatively, you can email the team on:
Hinchingbrooke Hospital: email@example.com
Peterborough City Hospital: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need urgent medical help over the bank holiday, you can go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111 in the first instance. Accident & Emergency and 999 remain there for any life-threatening health concerns.
Here are some tips to help you choose health services wisely:
· Self-care – A lot of illnesses or symptoms can be treated in your home by using a well-stocked medicine cabinet and by getting plenty of rest.
· NHS 111 – This 24 hour, seven-day service offers confidential health advice and information over the phone.
· Pharmacist (chemist) – Your local pharmacist is a highly trained healthcare professional who can give you advice on common illnesses and the medicines you need to treat them.
· GP – Your own doctor is the best person to speak to about persistent health problems and illnesses that won’t go away. These include coughs, joint pain and long-term symptoms.
· Minor Injuries Units - Visit Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System’s website for information about Ely, Doddington and Wisbech minor injuries units.
· Accident & Emergency or 999 – Hospital emergency departments provide immediate emergency care for people who show the symptoms of serious illness or are badly injured. If you call 999 for an ambulance the telephone advisor will arrange appropriate assistance for the patient based on information about the illness or injury.