As part of the national drive to reduce elective waiting lists, NHS trusts are now proactively contacting patients who have been waiting over 40 weeks, and do not have an appointment date within the next eight weeks. This is to enable patients to consider their options to see if they could be seen sooner at a different hospital.
There may be some patients whose clinical condition means that it would not be appropriate to move to a different hospital. This is particularly relevant to patients whose condition is clinically complex.
We will be contacting all of our eligible patients that meet the above criteria and who are currently under our care with a text message or letter from Tuesday 31 October 2023.
We ask that patients do not contact their GP practice or the hospital directly regarding this offer, but respond to the message that they are sent in order to help the Lincolnshire NHS system meet their needs.
You can visit our webpage to find out more: Waiting for your outpatient appointment – United Lincolnshire Hospitals (ulh.nhs.uk)