Lincolnshire health bosses urge South Holland patients to keep medical appointments in Peterborough
Patients in South Holland are being urged to continue to attend medical appointments in Peterborough.
Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group chief executive John Turner is calling on people to attend appointments at Peterborough City Hospital despite the city now falling under tier 4 restrictions.
Peterborough was one of the areas which was placed in the new highest level of restrictions during the Prime Minister's briefing on Saturday.
Mr Turner explains: “Understandably some people will be anxious, particularly those who live in the south of Lincolnshire, and who may have a requirement to travel to Peterborough - which is now classed as Tier 4 - for a medical appointment.
“I can absolutely confirm that attending for a hospital, GP or other medical appointment is still permissible under the Tier 4 arrangements.
“It is vitally important that all patients attend their hospital appointments, be that for outpatients, tests, scans or operations, unless the hospital contacts and tells you otherwise.This applies whether you are due to attend hospital in Lincolnshire, Peterborough or anywhere else.
“If you think you need urgent care, please first phone NHS 111, unless it’s life threatening in which case you should dial 999.”