The Coronavirus pandemic has meant that many health and social care services have been stood down or significantly reduced. However, we are now past the first peak in Northern Ireland and we are beginning to rebuild services.
As we do so we have to recognise that Coronavirus will be with us for some time, and this will change the way we provide many of those services. Some of the factors that will influence service delivery are:
- The need to ensure that effective infection control measures are in place
- The need for effective social distancing, wherever possible
- The availability of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Innovative use of technology to safely deliver services
This document outlines Phase 1 of three proposed phases in our ‘rebuilding’ plan. It covers the month of June 2020, with Phase 2 covering July to September and Phase 3 from October onwards.
Our aim is to get patients seen as quickly as possible, protect urgent services and minimise the spread of Covid-19.
We would ask for your patience as services gradually start up again. If you are on a waiting list we will contact you as soon as we can see you.
In the meantime, if you are worried or feel your symptoms have changed, please contact your own GP Surgery.
Click here to access the ‘Rebuilding the Health and Social Care Services in the South Eastern Trust – Phase One’ plan.
Click here to access the ‘Rebuilding the Health and Social Care Services in the South Eastern Trust – Phase Two’ plan.