Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS in Worcestershire and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring we can deliver a high level of care.
In line with national guidance, we are making a temporary change to our visiting policy to reduce the number of visitors to our sites, in order to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19 (Coronavirus).
From Tuesday 24th March, all our community hospitals and mental health units will be closed to visitors until further notice. This is now required as part of our overall efforts to minimise risk to patients, staff and the wider public.
Changes to clinics or services
Where possible we are continuing to run services as normal.
Updates on service changes can be found to the right-hand side of this window (desktop users) or at the bottom of this page (mobile users).
What to do if you have symptons
For health information and advice click here.
Mental health support
In these challenging and unprecedented times, its normal to experience increased levels of stress, anxiety, low mood or depression. But don’t worry it’s common and you’re not alone.
You can now also access dedicated SilverCloud online therapy modules to help reduce stress, anxiety and increase resilience as a result of COVID-19.
Note: you will need to enter one of the following PINs: HEREFORDSHIRE or WORCESTERSHIRE to access the modules.
Below are a selection of useful links, tips and resources to help maintain your mental wellbeing. For further information on mental health support click here.
- Coronavirus and Bereavement
- Coronavirus and Depression
- Coronavirus and Trauma
- Coronavirus and Worry
- Coronavirus Easy Read
- Guide to living with worry and anxiety
- Coronavirus and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- tell us about your experiences of accessing health care during COVID-19 - Online Survey
- Tell us about your experiences during the Coronavirus outbreak: HWW COVID-19 Survey Flyer.pdf [pdf] 153KB
Visit the Worcestershire County Council website for information covering:
schools, colleges and universities
foster carers, social or community care and residential settings
employers and businesses
- transport sector