Long Covid Screening Clinic

Date: 15/07/2021

Statement from Cheryl Lloyd, Head of Clinical Services at Spencer Private Hospitals

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new clinical service available with Spencer Private Hospitals.

You may have heard recently in the media and within general conversation the term ‘Long Covid’ and be asking yourself what it means. Long Covid (also known as Post-Covid Syndrome) is a newly discovered post-viral long-term condition suffered by some patients who previously contracted Covid 19. The effects of coronavirus for some people can be felt weeks and even months after the infection has passed. Recovery time will differ from patient to patient depending upon presenting problems and condition can impact patients in multiple ways including (but not limited to) breathing difficulties, fatigue, chest pain and tightness as well as abdominal pains.

Here at Spencer Private Hospitals we have worked with our consultants to create a Long Covid screening clinic in order to help patients quickly back on their path to recovery. Specialist appointments with our expert consultants will provide patients with bespoke in-depth advice to promote self-management, recovery, after care and also advise on onward referrals to further specialisms if required. Additionally, patients may be advised to undertake further tests including chest x-rays, echocardiograms (ECG) and spirometry in order to fully compliment the appointment. *

Our aim is to help swiftly tailor a plan of treatment that is suited to specific patient needs in a timely and safe manner. Although we are still in a pandemic, you can expect the highest standards from our team who are committed to providing the best care whilst adhering to the highest levels of infection prevention and control.

We will be offering these appointments from the beginning of August in our facilities at QEQM Hospital, Margate. For further information please call 0330 019 4890 today.

Please see below a list of FAQs that patients may find useful.

*Please note this is not included in the initial consultation price. All costs will be advised prior to any treatment or tests being undertaken.

 

FAQs

No. We do not admit or see anyone who presently has the virus or is in a period of isolation.

If you still have symptoms as listed above and it has been at least 4 weeks since you tested positive for the Covid 19.

This appointment will be able to compliment any existing care plans you may already have in place as well as provide further investigations through our diagnostic equipment.

Simply call 0330 019 4890 using the options below to speak to a member of our booking team:

Choose Option 1 for Appointments

then

Choose Option 2 for Private Appointments

then

Choose Option 2 for Private Appointments at QEQM (Margate)

This number is staffed Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 8am to 4pm.

Patients will attend a 35 minute private appointment with our specialist consultants. If additional tests are recommended, your care may also include an ECG, Spirometry and an X-ray administered by one of our highly skilled nursing staff.

The initial consultation will take 35 minutes. If further tests are undertaken, we aim to have these completed within 2 hours.

Please read our blog to explain our infection control measures and expectations when visiting: Visiting our sites | Spencer Private Hospitals

Our consultant will write a bespoke letter outlining their findings and confirming details of the appointment and its findings

We would advise speaking to your insurers directly as we are unable to comment on individual policies.

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