Temporary service changes in response to Covid-19

Information for GPs/referrers can be found here.

To enable us to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, we had to temporarily pause a number of our services. Most of these have now reopened and we continue to review when we can restart services that remain paused (listed below). This needs to be done in a phased way to make sure that we continue to protect our staff and patients and respond to the ongoing demands of Covid-19. Patients will be contacted directly about appointments and any changes to their care by their clinical teams. 

If your service is not listed below it means that the service is running and you should continue to attend your appointments as normal. Some appointments, where possible, are now via video or telephone calls instead of face-to-face, but the service will be in contact with you ahead of your appointment if that's the case. 

If you are concerned about your own or a loved one's health, please continue to contact your care team directly. We will continue to update the list below as the situation changes and thank you for your continued understanding during this challenging time. 

Services that are currently temporarily paused include:

All age services

  • Minor Injury Units (MIUs)
    Ely MIU is open every day  at the usual times of 8.30am - 6pm with x-ray services available.
    From Monday 18 January, Wisbech MIU is temporarily closing so experienced staff can support the
    urgent health system response to Covid-19. Doddington MIU remains temporarily closed, and a
    phased reopening is being planned.
    Read more here.

Adult and specialist mental health services

  • CLASS clinic - Service is currently paused to new referrals.
  • ADHD – Service is currently paused to new referrals for ADHD assessment.

Older people and adult community services

  • Podiatry services have reopened to referrals, including self referral, however steroid injection therapy and our Feet Focus footcare service continue to be paused until further notice.

Increased capacity

We have increased the capacity in our urgent, crisis and inpatient services, in order to better cope with the pressures resulting from Covid-19. These include:

  • Increased support to those who require urgent and crisis mental health support across all ages, including additional staff in our First Response Service
  • Increased staffing and medical cover in our mental health and physical health community inpatient beds
  • Additional mental health crisis support available in Peterborough, including a new 136 suite
  • All research staff have been diverted to support clinical teams
  • Increased capacity in our Stroke ESD services, to provide an enhanced offer from five to now seven days care in our community hospital beds, to further support discharge from hospital.

Further information for referrers can be found here.

Call NHS 111 if you urgently need medical help or advice, but it's not a life-threatening situation. If you are in mental health crisis you can access support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling NHS 111 and selecting option 2. During the Covid-19 situation, it might take a minute or so longer as the line has an automated message about what to do if you have Covid-19 symptoms. Please listen carefully and follow the verbal instructions. Once you press option 2 to get through to our mental health crisis support you will go straight through to one of our professionals.

Call 999 in a medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.

The page was last updated on 18 January 2021 by lmarshall.


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Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

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