COVID-19 restrictions to remain in place at The Walton Centre

Restrictions remain in place across the NHS in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety measures in place over the 18 months therefore remain in place at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community – until further notice.

Due to the increased transmission risk posed by the Omicron variant, visiting has been suspended within The Walton Centre except for exceptional circumstances.

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 December 2021