16 March 2020
Page last updated at 10:50 on Monday 16 November
 

All routine cystic fibrosis, lung defence and immunology clinics at Royal Papworth Hospital are currently being done via video or telephone calls. If you require a procedure, bloods, treatment or a face-to-face review, we are able to arrange these through out ambulatory care service and will let you know if you need to attend the hospital for your appointment. Please only attend the hospital if you have been invited to.

Here is some key advice:

  • Restrict social interaction as per GOV.UK advice.
  • Maintain excellent hygiene, particularly washing hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. 
  • We strongly advise that you take all of your regular prescribed medicines and perform your chest physiotherapy so that you are in the best health possible if you do catch a viral infection.

What to do if you develop a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath...

  • Start your back-up medications immediately if you do develop cold or flu-like symptoms, even if these are mild.
  • Inform us immediately if you are unwell.
  • It is vital that you do contact us remotely first prior to coming to Royal Papworth Hospital.
  • In the unlikely event that you can’t reach us contact 111. 
  • In a severe life-threatening emergency, first contact 999 and inform us later if you have the opportunity.

The CF, lung defence and immunology patient support programme continues to be run by staff from Royal Papworth Hospital working both on site and remotely. 

If you need to pick up medication or equipment, or have your port-a-cath flushed – please contact us via the emails below at least a week before this is needed and we will arrange this for you.  Please ask relatives or friends to collect medication or equipment for you. We will only be able to send things out to you in exceptional circumstances.

If you require clinical advice please contact us via the emails below. We will aim to continue access where safely possible to outpatient and inpatient IV antibiotic therapy.

For CF team for advice please email papworth.cfusnpapworth@nhs.net.

For lung defence and immunology advice please email papworth.ldciccns@nhs.net

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Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Cambridge
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