Prior to your appointment

  • Do not attend your appointment if you have a cough, shortness of breath, fever or loss of smell or taste. Please contact us at the earliest opportunity if you are experiencing symptoms in order to rearrange your appointment.
  • If a member of your household or recent contact has been diagnosed with Covid-19 or are experiencing the above symptoms, please self isolate for 10 days and contact us in order to rearrange your appointment.
  • If you have recently travelled to an area deemed to be high-risk of Covid-19, please note you will have to self-isolate for 10 days and and contact us in order to rearrange your appointment if it falls within this period.

What to expect at your appointment

  • Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes prior to your appointment time.
  • To maintain patient safety, we ask that you come to your appointments alone, except for antenatal consultations, where one partner is welcome. No babies or children are allowed in the building.
  • All patients and staff are required to wear a face mask or face covering whilst on hospital premises. The Portland Hospital will provide you with a face mask on arrival, should you not have your own.
  • Upon arrival at the hospital patients might need to complete the Covid-19 patient screening and triage questionnaire depending on the hospital you are visiting.
  • The security guard or a member of staff might undertake a temperature check on you (depending on the hospital you are visiting). If your temperature is higher than 37.5 you will not be attending your appointment.
  • Please be reassured we have laid out our patient waiting area to allow for social distancing. Surfaces are cleaned and sanitised on a regular basis.

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