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Coronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough and/or high temperaturedo not come to our hospitalsFollow the national advice and stay at home for seven days

Important information about our services and restrictions on visiting our hospitals can be found in the COVID-19 section.

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Intravenous steroids

These are given via a drip in hospital to treat severe inflammation very quickly. This is usually done as a day case taking 2-4 hours and you can go home afterwards.

A one off dose may be used, but generally we give one or two courses. A course is one dose each day for three days.

Oral steroids are often continued afterwards.