Reduced services due to Covid-19
Together with the rest of the NHS, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is preparing for the unprecedented demands of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. During this time, your care may change a little, for example it may be delivered in a different way, or may have to be postponed for a while. We will try to explain why we have to take these steps below.
As a result of the outbreak, we are prioritising the care we normally provide, and some services will be restricted or closed. We will be writing to patients who are affected. If you were expecting to attend one of our clinics in the next few days and have not received a letter, please phone the number provided on your original appointment letter to confirm whether you should still attend.
To see whether one of our services is affected please click here: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/service-update/
An assessment will be performed during the first booked visit and further care negotiated. A named nurse will be allocated who will take the lead in the care. We will liaise with other professionals as required.
All supplies required to deliver care will be arranged at this time if not already organised. If the child / young person is to be discharged from a hospital setting it is expected that they will have provided adequate equipment. Once received, the referral will be reviewed by a registered children’s nurse who will contact the professional and family as required. It is for the professional who referred to contact the family and provide the next step advice if a referral is not accepted. Patients can be seen:
- within the home/residential homes/clinics
- social care settings
Appointments where possible are made to fit around the child / young person’s needs. All appointments are planned and dependent upon service availability.
The service is offered to families registered with a GP within the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland region.
Who to contact if you need an interpreter or information about disabled access
If you require an interpreter at the appointment please inform the service when the appointment is booked.