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Read our latest advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Our hospitals and community services are open - we are here to help

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update and information

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Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading.

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Please visit the NHS website for the latest information about coronavirus.

Information for patients needing to access services

While we focus our efforts on meeting the challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are still here to help you.

Although people are being told to stay home to protect themselves, if you are already a patient of Guy’s and St Thomas’ or are unwell, you should continue to access the care that you need. 

If you are a patient with a long-term condition please do keep in touch with your clinical team. Please see our services section where more information is available, including the best way to contact us, which may include by email or telephone.

If you need urgent help

You can access GP services, call 111 or call 999 in a medical emergency if you or your family require urgent help.

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  • Guy's Cancer Centre

    We are asking that only essential visitors accompany patients (i.e. carers of vulnerable patients) to our Cancer Centre and they will be asked some questions relating to COVID-19 before entering the centre.

    Anyone with a temperature of more than 37.8 and/or a new continuous cough should not visit.

    All visitors are also reminded to wash their hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitiser.

    This will help us to minimise the number of people in the hospital and reduce the risk of spreading infection to protect our patients and staff.

    There may be exceptional circumstances to this which we will discuss with you on an individual basis.

  • Visiting patients

    Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and community inpatient units

    Changes in visiting patients

    To reduce the spread of infection, we are not currently allowing visitors to adult patients in our hospital or community sites.

    Our maternity services are currently restricting visitors to one birth partner for women in labour only. See our maternity visiting guidance for more information.

    This will help us to minimise the number of people in the hospital and reduce the risk of spreading infection to protect our patients and staff.

    There may be some exceptions to this which we will discuss with you on an individual basis.

  • Media statements

    Sunday 5 April

    We can confirm that to date, 44 patients being cared for at Guy's and St Thomas' have sadly died after testing positive for COVID-19. Our thoughts are with all the patients' families and friends at this time.

    The Trust will update this page in line with announcements from the Department of Health and Social Care, and NHS England and Improvement. We will not be giving out any further patient information.

    The media are asked to respect the wishes of the families, and the interests of staff at the hospital at this busy time.

 

 

Nurse using hand gel

Our staff use a six step hand washing technique, and we encourage patients and visitors to do the same.

Infection prevention: wash your hands more often

Watch the hand washing video launched jointly by the Government and the NHS.