Our hospitals need to think big if we are to tackle our growing waiting lists. Because our focus has been on COVID-19 and providing emergency care, we have had to cancel many outpatient appointments. Our waiting list is now around 45,000 patients, and we know how long some have been waiting and how hard this can be. We are determined to do everything we can to help work through our waiting lists as quickly as possible.
For patients at University Hospitals Dorset we are looking to create a safe environment for our clinical staff to provide face-to-face care for these patients, while also providing privacy and dignity in a COVID-secure way.