2nd April 2020

Appointments cancelled at Musgrove as wind and snow hit Somerset

Update


All routine surgery and appointments have been cancelled today (Friday).

Musgrove Park Hospital said:

“Due to the current weather conditions we have taken the decision to cancel all routine surgery and appointments again today (Friday 2 March). Please assume your procedure or outpatient appointment is not going ahead today or tomorrow unless we contact you, although even in these cases we’d suggest you only travel to hospital if it is safe to do so.”


All routine surgery and appointments at Musgrove Park Hospital have been cancelled today (Thursday).

The cancellations come as a red weather warning for wind and snow is issued affecting Somerset later today and into tomorrow morning.

Musgrove Park Hospital said:

“With the Met Office issuing ‘Red’ weather warning for wind and heavy snow for much of Somerset from 3pm today we have taken the decision to cancel all routine surgery and appointments today (Thursday 1 March). Please assume your procedure or outpatient appointment is not going ahead today unless we contact you, although even in these cases we’d suggest you only travel to hospital if it is safe to do so.”

Speaking about appointments at the hospital tomorrow, Musgrove Park Hospital said:

‘”As things stand routine surgery and appointments will go ahead as normal tomorrow, but again we would urge people only to travel if they feel comfortable. If the weather deteriorates further we may change this advice so please keep an eye on the Musgrove Park Hospital website and social media for updates.”

The hospital has praised its staff saying:

“Our staff, as ever, have gone above and beyond what could be expected in making sure we continue to run safe healthcare at Musgrove and we want to thank everyone for their tremendous effort.”

Musgrove Park Hospital added:

“We also want to repeat our message to people to keep warm and well and only travel if it’s absolutely necessary. Please remember to think about your friends and neighbours who may be in need of support during these difficult weather conditions.”