COVID-19 Restrictions to remain in place at our hospital

We would like to remind you that the restrictions currently in place across the NHS will remain for the foreseeable future. This includes limitations on visiting patients, and infection control measures such as wearing face masks, temperature checks and maintaining social distancing when at our hospital.

Information for Outpatients

Visiting The Walton Centre during COVID-19 restrictions 

At The Walton Centre, the safety of our staff and patients has and always will be our highest priority. To ensure this is maintained during this unprecedented time, we have introduced strict social distancing measures. This has meant treatment area capacity being reduced to allow more distance between patients.  

We are also operating increased cleaning and infection control measures between patient treatments. As a result, these measures mean a reduction in the number of patients we can safely see and treat each day. 

Outpatients HCA

The Walton Centre has two main on-site Outpatient departments: one in the main building and one in the Sid Watkins Building (which is near to the main building). 

Please check your appointment information to ensure you are aware of the correct location of your appointment.  

It is important that you bring the following to your appointment: 

  • Your appointment letter 
  • Your regular prescription list (if you have one) 
  • Any tablets or medicines that you are currently taking, including those which may be for any non-neurological conditions you have, for example asthma, heart disease. 

The Walton Centre aims for patients to be seen on time, however, this is not always possible. If your clinic appointment is delayed, you will be notified.  

It is important that you bring with you the medication that you need on the day of your appointment, particularly if you have to take your medicine at certain times of the day. 

**Please note that self-check-in has been suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please report to reception in the first instance when arriving for an appointment** 

It is important to note that The Walton Centre is a teaching hospital. Medical students and junior doctors undergo education and training in all clinical environments. If you would prefer not to have a junior doctor present during your consultation please let the nurse in charge or your consultant know. 

Page last updated: 30 July 2021