We at Medbelle hope you and your loved ones are all safe and keeping well during this challenging time.
As Medbelle surgeons and hospitals continue their commitment to helping the NHS in the fight against COVID-19, our Patient Care Advisers are still here to answer questions and provide you with updates as we progress through the next few months together.
We are happy to announce Medbelle surgeons can now provide consultations in person or via video depending on the patient's preference.
We are happy to provide virtual consultations so Medbelle patients can continue to consult with our specialist plastic surgeons from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
As of mid-July, surgery times for elective surgeries have slowly become available again across the UK.
Every Medbelle hospital is following the COVID-19 hygiene guidelines provided by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, also known as NICE. You can read about these guidelines on this page of the NICE website dedicated to COVID-19.
All of this means Medbelle can now begin scheduling some definite surgery dates for our patients.
Available surgery dates are limited. With this in mind, we are first scheduling dates for patients who have had their surgeries postponed in recent months.
In line with NICE guidelines, every Medbelle patient is tested for COVID-19 before they are allowed to have surgery. These tests are organised for the patient by Medbelle.
Before this test can be administered, the patient must commit to 14 days of social-distancing. They will only be allowed to proceed with surgery if their test comes back negative for coronavirus.
As we assign available surgery dates, there are still many ways we can help patients with provisional dates prepare for their surgery or consultation. These include providing information on procedures and tips on budgeting as well as many other topics.
Supporting our patients in this way has already made the processes move as smooth as possible as elective surgery dates have become available.
Rest assured, Patient Care Advisers will be in touch regularly with changes and updates as they happen to make sure every patient is kept in the loop.