Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) has established major incident procedures to best coordinate our response to issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are responding to the incident in various ways:

  • setting up new services and wards to best meet expected surges in demand
  • altering the way we deliver services to minimise face-to-face contact and group based activities
  • adjusting our approach to patient contact in line with guidance on isolation and protective approaches
  • temporarily closing some services to prioritise delivery of critical services.

Dr Anne Scott, Director of Nursing, Allied Health Professionals and Quality at LPT said: “Firstly, LPT’s main consideration is to ensure that we deliver safe care to all our patients while also maximising the safety of all of our staff. This is an exceptionally challenging time for us all, and we are extremely proud of all our staff for stepping up to meet the unprecedented challenges we are facing.

“We have been reviewing and adjusting our approach to services in line with the national guidance, and the latest position for each service is being described on our website.

“This is focused on maintaining the delivery of critical services, and enables the Trust to safely staff and rapidly implement additional surge plans in critical service areas, in order to respond to expected increased demand. This has included preparing extra capacity, recruiting new staff and volunteers, and redeploying existing staff. We are creating extra capacity to deal with patients who have or who are strongly suspected of having the virus, and who are in need of hospital care.”

Information for the public is available at gov.uk/coronavirus

Please use the tabs on the left, or click below to navigate through the different sections:

Getting tested? Watch the video below:

Local picture
LPT is joining the rest of the NHS in providing care to patients who have Covid-19 either as their primary condition, or on top of other conditions we have been treating them for. This care is being provided both in the community, and in a number of existing and restored inpatient wards. A large number of LPT staff are involved in this work, with many being redeployed from other roles, and others still who have joined our staff specially for this time.

One Prepared: new local information hub for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
The NHS, local councils, police and other bodies have jointly worked on a new local information hub for Covid-19.  The website guides the public to the official sources of information, help and advice. To visit the site go to:  https://www.llrprepared.org.uk/one-prepared/

Support for your emotional wellbeing
We recognise the emotional burden the current unprecedented changes to daily life can potentially exert. Please check our Emotional Support page for information about local and national sources of support for your mental wellbeing. We will update and expand this regularly.

Support for your physical wellbeing
The coronavirus crisis is unprecedented in modern times. Physical activity matters during this period and, actually, we think it’s more important than ever right now. We want to do everything that we can to support people to get and stay active, provided they are well enough.

Check out this video from our physiotherapists on exercises to help you stay active at home. 

Leicestershire and Rutland Sport’s (LRS) Healthy At Home webpage hosts a range of resources, links, hints and tips to support people stay active at home.

Page updated 29/06/2020