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Visiting a patient on a ward: one visitor allowed for a maximum of one hour per day. The hour must be within visiting times of 2 - 4pm and 6 - 8pm.
For the safety of patients and staff, visitors are asked to take part in the national lateral flow testing programme and have had a negative test before visiting. Find out how to take a lateral flow test
Please do not visit if you have had a positive test or if you have symptoms or your household is isolating. Visitors are being advised to contact the ward or department in advance to discuss appropriate arrangements.
East Kent Hospitals are providing many appointments by telephone or video link. Instead of your face to face appointment, a clinician will telephone you on the date of your appointment via your given telephone number between 9 am and 5 pm.
Please do not physically attend the hospital for an outpatient appointment unless you are called and asked to do so.
If you are finding it hard to cope and need to talk, speak to a friendly volunteer today. If you’re staying at home and finding it hard to access food or medication, or you are feeling lonely or worried, or just want to chat - there is someone there to help you. Call the free Coronavirus support line for: a chat to a friendly Red Cross volunteer, emotional support, links to local organisations, information and practical advice
The Samaritans are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call them for free on 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way, about whatever’s getting to you.
KentTogether 03000 41 92 92 - 24/7 support line run by Kent County Council for all Kent residents. If you are vulnerable and need urgent support that cannot be met through existing support networks, get in touch.
CORONAVIRUS COMMUNITY CARE ASHFORD - 01233 239463 - opening hours Mon to Fri 9am-4pm, Saturday - Sunday (Closed). Emergencies out of these hours please contact 07946345859 after hours. Monday-Friday 5-7pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am - Midday - https://www.facebook.com/groups/226739368694621.
Kent and Medway Growth Hub - operating a COVID hotline open to all Ashford Businesses to provide advice and support - 03333 602300 - Monday to Friday - 8.30 am - 5 pm