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Your rights if your operation is cancelled due to Covid-19

The coronavirus pandemic has put enormous strain on our healthcare system, with our dedicated NHS staff working tirelessly to tend to the thousands of extra patients this unforgiving virus has generated.

As the Covid-19 crisis has deepened, increased hospitalisations have forced most routine or elective surgery to be halted, numerous outpatient appointments and referrals have been delayed, and screening and tests for medical conditions were deferred or cancelled.

Delays between Covid-19 vaccinations

Delays between Covid-19 vaccinations

In taking the decision to delay the second dose, the Government has effectively decided that it was better to provide more people with limited protection in the shortest possible time and thus help protect the NHS from being overrun, than offer fewer people the maximum possible protection.

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Delays to routine surgery

If you or one of your loved ones has suffered delays to your treatment due to Covid-19, which has had a negative impact on your health and wellbeing, or if you fear that the vital treatment is likely to be cancelled or put on hold in the future, it is important that you seek help from a specialist medical negligence solicitor as soon as possible.

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Flu vaccination delays

Given there is no vaccine for coronavirus yet, the drive to increase immunisation against flu stems from the double threat posed by flu and coronavirus this winter. Research shows that catching flu and coronavirus simultaneously can have serious, sometimes fatal, consequences.