To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, we’ve converted as many appointments at the hospital as possible to a telephone consultation. Based on national medical guidelines, your doctor will carefully assess whether your appointment can be held by telephone or whether you still need to come to the hospital. If you have any questions about this, please call your outpatient clinic.
This measure applies until at least 24 April. Each week we will decide whether this measure will be extended for the following weeks. As soon as this is clear, we will report it on the website.
If you have a scheduled appointment, then you will receive a text message that the appointment has been converted to a telephone consultation two days in advance. The doctor or healthcare provider with whom you have the appointment will call you on the telephone number that is recorded in your file. You will be called on the agreed day and time. You may receive a call at a different time than planned. This has to do with how busy we are and the situation surrounding the coronavirus.
In some cases, your appointment will take place at the hospital. If that is the case, you will always be called in advance by an employee of the outpatient clinic. If you do not receive a call, the appointment will be held over the phone.
If your GP has referred you for a first appointment with a specialist, this appointment will also be a telephone consultation with the specialist unless you have been called by one of our employees.
Making an appointment
You can always contact your outpatient clinic by telephone to make an appointment. If you are not yet under treatment at the department where you want to make an appointment, then call your GP for a referral first. In most cases, your appointment with the specialist at the hospital will be by telephone.
Spaarne Gasthuis has decided to postpone a large number of the non-emergency operations until 24 April at least. Exceptions include oncological operations, planned caesarean sections and specific vascular surgery. Emergency surgery also always takes place.
You will be called if your surgery is to be rescheduled. If your scheduled surgery is taking place and you have symptoms such as a cold, cough, sore throat or fever, then please contact your outpatient clinic by telephone.
Each week we will decide whether the planned operations for the following weeks can continue. As soon as this is clear, we will report it on the website and contact the patients concerned. The situation at our hospital is different every day due to the increasing care for corona patients. As a result, a surgery that was initially to continue may, unfortunately, be postponed. We thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. We are doing everything we can to continue to provide as much care as possible.
If you have an appointment at the radiology department, then this appointment will continue. If you have symptoms such as a cold, cough, sore throat or fever, please call the radiology department: +31 (0)23 224 0040.
Your appointment with the sonographer will continue as usual unless you hear otherwise. If you have a fever, a temperature higher than 38 degrees, cough or are short of breath, then your appointment must be postponed. Please call us to cancel the appointment.