Adverse weather causes further delay for patients

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NHS Forth Valley patients faces more disruption today (Friday March 2) due to ongoing extreme weather conditions.

Following yesterday, NHS Forth Valley has been forced to postpone all hospital outpatient appointments and non-emergency operations today.

A statement on their website reads: “Due to the ongoing adverse weather conditions across the area, all hospital outpatient appointments and non-emergency operations on Friday 2 March 2018 will be postponed APART from oncology and renal dialysis clinics and a small number of more urgent appointments where staff will be in touch with patients direct to arrange.

“Staff will make contact with patients in due course to reschedule any cancelled appointments as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause however we want to ensure patients avoid the need to travel to hospital unless they absolutely have to.

Our staff are continuing to work closely with the Scottish Ambulance Service, local authorities and voluntary organisations to maintain essential clinical services across Forth Valley.”

Staff are working extremely hard to treat patients, and for more information and updates, check the NHS Forth Valley website here: https://nhsforthvalley.com/important-update-on-hospital-clinics-operations-friday-2nd-march-2018/