SpaMedica Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

SpaMedica Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

This is an unprecedented time for us all and we wish you and your families the very best of health through this challenging period. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions during this time – our contact centre and teams are available 24/7 to support our patients and community optometrists. Please see below for the latest update regarding our services:

We have received advice from Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS Improvement and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists with regards to providing Ophthalmology services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This advice is to only perform Day Case surgery for urgent cases where there is a risk of sight loss or risk of ocular damage.

SpaMedica will continue to treat sight threatening conditions by performing Vitreo-retinal surgery and continue to perform wet AMD treatment during this period of time until we receive any further updates from NHS England. We will also, during this time, be supporting local trusts with their capacity demands, where required.  

We will communicate any further changes as they arise.

Please contact us on 0330 058 4280 if you have any queries about referrals, your treatment and current patient pathways.

NHS Guidelines Concerning COVID-19

It’s very important that we all follow the procedures set in place by the NHS to contain and limit the spread of the virus. The NHS has outlined steps to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus, please click here for guidance.

What to do if you have coronavirus symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

Please click here to read advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and looking after yourself if you or someone you live with has symptoms.

What to do if you need medical help

While everyone is being told to stay at home, it can be hard to know what to do if you’re unwell.

  • For help from a GP – use your GP surgery’s website, use an online service or app, or call the surgery.
  • For urgent medical help – use the NHS 111 online service, or call 111 if you’re unable to get help online.
  • For life-threatening emergencies – call 999 for an ambulance.

If you’re advised to go to hospital, it’s important to go.

Click here to visit the NHS site which includes more information on how to get medical help

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