Like all hospitals, we are seeing increased demand for our services at present and this is due to COVID combined with a high number of patients accessing urgent and emergency care due to winter pressures.
To ensure we can continue to provide safe and effective care for those patients that need it, we have increased the capacity of our COVID wards and our intensive care beds.
To safely staff this additional capacity we have taken the difficult decision to pause planned care and outpatient appointments to allow us to redeploy staff to where they are most needed. We are in the process of contacting all patients with appointments impacted by this move to discuss revised onward treatment plans.
We are reviewing this situation closely on a daily basis, and we will re-start procedures and clinics at the hospital as soon we are in a position to do so. Thank you for your understanding at this very challenging time.
Emergency care and procedures will continue as normal at Kingston Hospital.
Important: If you have any concerns about your health, or your condition has deteriorated, please contact your hospital service or GP.
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing a serious or life threatening emergency (for example symptoms of a heart attack or stroke) you must dial 999 immediately.
If you require urgent care, please call NHS 111 first.