Covid 19 – Coronavirus Update – 27 March 2020

Following continuing Government advice and a directive from the Portland Hospital management team, we remain unable to offer face to face consultations.

Telephone/video consultations

I am offering telephone or video consultations at a time to suit you during my normal clinic hours (Monday 2 pm – 5 pm, Tuesday 1 pm to 5 pm, and Friday 9 am to 1 pm). We have used Skype for video consultations this week and they have proved very successful. Such forms of consultation have been sanctioned by the main medical insurance companies and you should be able to obtain an authorisation code easily.

Whilst there are obvious limitations with these methods of consulting, we believe they remain an effective way of diagnosing a child’s ENT issues, while also offering reassurance to the family. I will be able to advise on any medical therapy that is required, or arrange onward referral if necessary.

A follow-up appointment in my clinic can always be arranged when restrictions have been lifted if it is deemed necessary for your child to be examined physically.

My secretary, Jo, would be pleased to arrange whichever type of consultation you prefer.