Covid Vaccine Update
On 13th December 2021 the government announced that the deadline for every adult to have been offered a covid booster was being brought forward from 31st January 2022 to 31st December 2021.
Granta staff stepped forward to support the “Omicron Emergency Booster National Mission” to encourage everyone who is eligible to “get boosted now”.
Between 15th December and 3rd January an extra 7,000 Granta patients were vaccinated. Staff worked the 3 bank holidays, in addition to squeezing extra vaccine clinics into their normal working days, to ensure that as many patients as possible were vaccinated before the new deadline passed.
New Hospital Helpline for Patients
The Covid-19 pandemic has added to the strain on all NHS services. As a result of this, waiting list times for outpatient and specialist appointments and procedures have increased for everybody.
This can cause worry and uncertainty about when you will eventually receive an appointment, and unfortunately Granta has no direct access to the hospital appointment lists.
If you have been referred by your GP / are waiting for:
- An outpatient appointment
- An appointment for hospital tests (e.g. scans)
- A date for an operation or other treatment
- A follow-up from your hospital team
and you have a query about what is happening, there is now a new dedicated Freephone Patient Help Line - 0800 048 5800.
May we respectfully ask that you only call Granta if your condition has genuinely deteriorated, when you will be reviewed by one of the clinical team and appropriate action can be taken in regard to your hospital care.
Thank you for your continued understanding, patience and support.