Due to severe floods in South Yorkshire, particularly around Rotherham, Mexborough, Denaby, and Conisborough areas, we are aware that many of our patients are unable to attend for their appointments today.
Some of our staff who live in Sheffield and further afield have also been unable to enter the area in order to get to work. However, the practice has put our business continuity plan into place and we have a doctor on all sites dealing with emergencies. We are fulfilling booked appointments and focusing on vulnerable patients.
A member of staff has been allocated to telephone some of our most vulnerable patients within the community, particularly those who are live close to the river, to ensure they are safe.
Another member of staff has contacted the local hospitals to make sure that elective appointments are being dealt with and to inform patients of any cancellations.
We appreciate you bearing with us and we would like to thank all the staff who managed to come to work today despite the difficult circumstances, including one member of staff who visited three sites today to support members there. We will ensure our staff get home safely this evening by providing transport where necessary.