Conway Road Medical Practice

0161 973 1151

Hospitals starting to resume non urgent surgery and appointments

Hospitals in Greater Manchester are starting to resume non-urgent surgery and appointments.

If your appointment or surgery was recently postponed, please wait to hear from the hospital
when they are able to reschedule you. There is no need to contact the hospital or your GP
practice for this information.

At the beginning of January, the difficult decision was made to pause non-urgent surgery and
appointments due to the impact of COVID-19 and the associated staff absence levels.
Although services remain busy, the situation has improved to the point where hospitals can start to
resume non-urgent surgery.

Hospitals will initially start with day case surgery, which is where patients don’t need an overnight
stay in hospital after their procedure. As the situation continues to improve over the coming weeks
other types of surgery will resume as soon as they are able to.

The hospital team will contact patients directly when they can offer a new date for the appointment
or surgery.

We appreciate how disappointing this will have been for patients affected by this over the past few
weeks, especially for those who had already waited some time. Our local hospitals are working hard
to resume services as quickly as possible so please bear with them.
In the meantime, patients waiting can visit the Greater Manchester While You Wait website
(whileyouwait.org.uk) which has some information and advice on how to manage physical and
mental wellbeing during this time.