Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

How long to stay at home

  • if you have symptoms, stay at home for 10 days
  • if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

For more information about when to call 111 and advice about staying at home click here

 

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

For local support and services give one of our friendly mental health navigators a call, anytime of the day or night:

0800 448 0828  - Lines available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Get in touch

Here at Northamptonshire NHS Healthcare Foundation Trust (NHFT) we love hearing from you. On these pages you will find all the information you need to get in touch with us. 

 

General Enquiries

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Got a general enquiry?

The Berrywood Hospital main switchboard is available 24 hours a day on 01604 682682.

Alternatively, you can contact St Mary's Hospital main switchboard on 01536 410141.

PALs

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Need info or wish to feedback on our services?

Our Patient Advice and Liaison service (PALs) is here to support you. PALs is a free and confidential service for people who would like information about, or to comment on, any aspect of the services.

Click here to visit the PALS webpage

Making a complaint

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Wish to make a complaint?

If you are a service user, carer, friend or relative, or if you have been affected or are likely to be affected by something the Trust has done, or should have done, you can make a complaint.

Click here to visit the Complaints webpage

FOI or medical record

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Want to make an FOI or medical record request?

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides a right of access to a wide range of information held by public authorities, including the NHS. The purpose is to promote greater openness and accountability. The Data Protection Act 1998 also allows you to find out what information about you is held on computer and in certain manual records. This is known as ‘right of subject access’.

Find out more and see past FOI responses

Media enquiries

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Media enquiry or interview request?

All media enquiries or interview requests should be sent to our communications team either by email commsteam@nhft.nhs.uk or by phoning 01536 452132.

Social Media

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Like, Follow, Share, Tweet, Pin, Watch

You can get in touch and find our latest updates via:

Jobs

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Want to work for us?

We list our latest vacancies on the jobs and careers pages. Here, we also include information about what it is like to work for us..

Click here to visit our careers pages

Counter fraud

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Help us to counter fraud

If anyone has a suspicion that fraud has been or is being committed against the Trust, please contact the Trust's Local Counter Fraud Specialist Simon Spires 07810 883054 simon.spires@nhs.net or report it directly to NHS Counter Fraud Authority via www.reportnhsfraud.nhs.uk.

I need help

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Do you need urgent help?

If you are feeling unwell or are worried about someone, we have developed a page of advice and contact details to help you decide who to contact.

Click here to visit the help page