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Outpatient appointments - important changes

To free up staff to help our response to coronavirus we are stopping all non-time critical outpatient appointments and x-rays, CT, MRI, ultrasound scans and nuclear medicine from Monday 23 March.

We will also be reducing the number of routine operations and procedures over the next three weeks.

We will continue to provide outpatient appointments, scans and procedures for patients who need them urgently, for example patients with suspected or confirmed cancer. We will provide these initial outpatient consultations over the phone or byvideo link.

We will contact all patients affected by these changes over the next two weeks, by phone or letter, to confirm what they need to do.  If you have an urgent query about your appointment please contact MSEOutpatientQuery@southend.nhs.uk

Information about blood testing is available by clicking this link 

 

Update - 24-03-20 -   Breast screening

Due to the current COVID19 risk we have regrettably paused breast screening so our radiographers can support critical inpatient services.

If you have a booked appointment or are expecting an appointment please be aware that breast screening will not be taking place and you will received another invitation in due course.

During this time staffing levels may be low, therefore there will be a delay getting through to the breast screening office.

In the meantime, if you have any changes in your breast or symptoms that are causing you concern, please contact your General Practitioner (GP).

If you're experiencing symptoms that concern you please stay indoors, avoid contact with others and ring NHS 111 or go online to 111.nhs.uk for advice.

 

We are prioritising employment of clinical and medical staff to keep our hospitals safe. 

If you are specifically clinical or medical please email mse.recruitment@nhs.net

If you are kindly volunteering, please email voluntary.services@meht.nhs.net

Non-clinical or non-medical jobs will be advertised via NHSJobs.