Farnham Hospital COVID19 Assessment Site Patient Instructions

ONLY FOR PATIENTS ALREADY REFERRED BY A CLINICIAN AT ALEXANDER HOUSE SURGERY

Dear Patient

Having been assessed by your GP / 111 that you need a face to face clinical assessment you will now receive a call to give you a time to attend the Farnham Hospital Covid19 Assessment Site. The number may be displayed on your phone as ‘withheld’, please answer.

Once you have your time slot, please travel by personal car to Farnham Hospital and Centre for Health, Manor Road, Farnham Surrey GU9 9QS. On entering the site by road, turn right and follow signs to the Covid Assessment Centre, at the end bear left until you reach the entrance barrier. Bring your mobile phone with you.

You must stay in your car. If someone accompanies you, they must not get out of the car at any time. Please ensure you are wearing a face mask upon arrival.  A member of staff will approach your car at the entrance barrier and give you further instructions to proceed to a bay to be assessed.

When parked in the bay a GP and/or clinical assistant wearing protective clothing, face mask and eye/face protection, will approach your car.

The GP may assess you in your car or accompany you into a consulting room.

Following examination, you will be advised what to do next.

To prevent spread of infection, you must not use a taxi or public transport and you (and any person who comes with you) must not go into any part of the hospital building including the pharmacy, wards or GP surgeries.

You (and any person who comes with you) must use the toilet before you leave home as there are no facilities at the Covid Assessment Centre. Please also bring a bottle of water with you as there may be a wait.

The Covid 19 Assessment Team
04/01/2020