Waiting list review – patient letters

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If you have received a text or letter to ask you to confirm your choice regarding your surgery you need to complete the online form.

If you are unable to access the online form you can call us on 0161 947 0770 or 0800 092 4020 to confirm your choice regarding your surgery. The phone line is open 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

We are currently undertaking a review of all patients on our waiting list for planned surgery. This is part of a national review instructed by NHSI/E. The need to create capacity to care for COVID-19 patients at MFT led to the postponement of non-emergency care, meaning that our waiting lists have grown and it will take some time before services fully recover.

Our clinical teams have reviewed our waiting lists to ensure that patients with the greatest need are treated first. We now need to validate, or confirm, our information by contacting patients to understand their circumstances and if they wish to remain on our waiting list for surgery.

We are contacting patients in phases, by text message and letter, asking them to let MFT know their preference regarding their surgery. By reviewing our waiting list and gathering this information we can ensure that we understand your most up to date medical needs and agree our next steps, whilst we prioritise treatment for our most clinically urgent patients.

We are sorry that your treatment has been delayed and we would like to thank you for your continued patience and support during this difficult time.

Please find below alternative language versions of the letter.

Patient Surgery Letter – Easy Read

Patient Surgery Letter – Large Print

Patient Surgery Letter – Arabic

Patient Surgery Letter – Polish

Patient Surgery Letter – Urdu

Patient Surgery Letter – Kurdish

Patient Surgery Letter – Cantonese