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26th March 2020

Good afternoon

Dr. Neil Perera, Consultant Rheumatologist at King George Hospital, kindly compiled the following information in response to my request for information following several phone calls asking me what to do.

I hope this answers your questions for those who rang. Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me by email or phone.

Stay safe and keep positive.

Very best regards

Diane 🐝

Blood Tests:

Our phlebotomy service at both Queen’s and King George hospitals will be running an appointment only service from Monday 23 March. At Queen’s Hospital this will be between 7am and 4.45pm Monday to Friday, and between 8.30am and 12.30pm on Saturdays. At King George Hospital it will be between 7am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday. We are also closing a number of our community outreach locations. For full details visit our website.

Brentwood C Hospital still operating at present.

There are also 10 slots on Thursday and 10 slots on Friday, reserved for clinic patients, but these can be used for any patients requiring urgent bloods tests.

Telephone Clinics: to continue to operate for present.


Plan was to move infusions to 2 days per week – both at KGH and to use entrance via staff car park to avoid patients walking through hospital.

Restaurant areas in both hospitals will be for staff only, with no public access.

Yoga is a great way to enhance your wellbeing, and one of our instructors, Shanel, is live streaming free sessions three times a week. The sessions are being streamed via Zoom which is free to download – you don’t need to sign up for an account, but if you do, you will receive a link to click on a few minutes before the session starts. To get involved just email [email protected] with your full name and which sessions you would like to join. If you have Instagram you can follow Shanel (@youyogalondon) for more information and inspiration. The sessions will be held as follows:

– Monday, 7pm to 8pm

– Tuesday, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

– Thursday, 9am to 10am