COVID-19: Local health and care information

Read how health and care services have adapted their services since lockdown
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Hospital services

As of 20th October, Doncaster Bassetlaw and Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have made suspended all non-essential visiting due to the rise in coronavirus cases. They're encouraging people for virtual visiting or writing a letter for their loved one.

Read more on their guidance around visiting 


Your local GP surgery is available, call them to discuss your clinical issue and they will advise accordingly. Whether that’s a telephone, video, or if needed, a face-to-face consultation. 

Read more, including other opportunities to access a GP appointment

Cancer treatments are continuing so it’s important to contact your GP surgery if you have any concerns, or feel you are experiencing symptoms. NHS is encouraging people to not delay getting seeking help.


Dental practices are re-opening however they will offering their services differently in light of Covid-19. Telephone or email your practice, rather than visit without an appointment. They will advise further relating your dental query. Out of hours for urgent dental issues the advice is to call 111 or visit their website and don’t visit A&E with your dental problem.


Majority of opticians in Doncaster are open for urgent or emergency appointments only.

Mental health services

Mental health services delivered by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust have changed: visiting has been ceased to all Trust sites whilst one visitor is permitted at St John’s Hospice..

Visitor guidance at St John's Hospice

FAQ for patients and carers

NHS England  

On their website, NHS England have a list of common questions about coronavirus, covering advice for you and your family, how it’s caught and spread, prevention, self-isolation, testing and treatment and foreign travel.

Find out more

Other places for information:

NHS coronavirus information

GOV.UK information on coronavirus and the situation in the UK

GOV.UK foreign travel advice

World Health Organization: coronavirus myth busters

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