Access to many of the services delivered in local communities, such as Community Nursing, Physiotherapy and other therapies, has changed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Where possible clinical review and consultations are taking place using telephone, or video call when available. Face to face consultations for patients with urgent or complex needs, are still taking place if needed.

Further information about specific service changes is available on the Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust website here

Community Hospitals, Mental Health and Learning Disability inpatient units

The NHS in Gloucestershire is easing some of the restrictions around visiting hospitals as part of the next phase of Covid-19 planning.

From 8 July 2020, a limited number of visits will be permitted, as long as visitors adhere to specific guidelines which include wearing a face covering and maintaining two metre social distancing.

Local NHS Trusts are working to support relatives/loved ones and patients where it is not possible to visit in person.

Further advice is available on the Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust website here.