Ashford Coronavirus / Covid19 Information

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The Government this afternoon has announced testing for everyone over the age of 5

Message from the WHH re Visiting the William Harvey Hospital

Visiting at William Harvey Hospital is suspended with immediate effect and until further notice.

The only exceptional circumstances where one visitor – an immediate family member or carer only – will be permitted to visit are listed below.

• The patient you wish to visit is receiving end-of-life care.
• You are the birthing partner accompanying a woman in labour.
• You are a parent or appropriate adult visiting your child.

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. 

No visitors should attend with the patient for outpatient appointments or scans

Further details and guidance can be found on the website


Ashford Voluntary Emergency Response Appeal (VERA)

Ashford Borough Council has launched its very own Voluntary Emergency Response Appeal (VERA) to help communities across the borough greatly affected by the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. > Find out more and make a donation

Help support NHS hospital heroes battling coronavirus outbreak

You can donate at


British Red Cross Coronavirus Support Line

0808 196 3651 Free & Confidental 10am-6pm

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

A safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way, about whatever’s getting to you.




Page last updated: Tue 21 Jul 2020 08:07

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