Update: 13 March 2020
As of 13 March, anyone developing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, however mild should self-isolate for 7 days.
Most common symptoms of COVID-19 of recent onset are:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature/fever
Phone your GP or NHS 24 (111) if your symptoms:
- are severe or you have shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
- worsen within the 7 days you’re at home.
- haven’t improved after 7 days.
A new type of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been widely publicised in the national press. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, any updates or changes in current information will be communicated quickly. We also ask for you to keep updated.
You can find updates and information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) by going to the Health Protection Scotland – Coronavirus (COVID-19) page or on the NHS Inform – Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.
If you have any concerns or questions, please refer to the the websites/documents at the bottom of the page.
Your transplant coordinator may contact you soon about the cancellation/rescheduling of clinic appointments and to answer any questions you may have.
You can find their contact details on the Contact Information page. You can also phone your GP or phone NHS 24 (111).
Maintain good hand hygiene by washing your hands for 20 seconds using soap and water – Washing effectively with soap and water is sufficient!
We also ask all patients, visitors and staff entering or leaving the ward to use hand hygiene gel. This is to help stop the spread of infection. Apply by squirting a little gel onto the hands, massaging it in like hand cream and allowing it to dry naturally. There are hand hygiene gel dispensers at the entrance and throughout the ward.
If you do not see any or are unsure please ask a member of staff.