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.
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.
The number of corona patients in our region is increasing rapidly. In consultation with other hospitals, national and regional agreements have been made about the number of corona patients that we should be able to receive in Spaarne Gasthuis. This has consequences for regular healthcare. Unfortunately, some of the operations have to be postponed to a later date. Patients whose surgery is being postponed will receive a personal message about this. Those who do not hear anything can count on the scheduled appointments to go ahead.
Spaarne Gasthuis wants urgent and acute care to remain accessible at all times. Emergency operations, oncology care, scheduled caesarean section and other non-postponable treatments and operations will continue. We are doing everything we can to continue to provide as much care as possible. We thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
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.