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North east London launches a new website to help patients manage their health and wellbeing

Patients in north east London will benefit from a new website that provides useful information and links to local and national resources to help them manage their own health and wellbeing. 

The new ‘Wait well, Stay well.’ website is designed to provide useful information and links to local and national resources to help people manage their own health and wellbeing while they wait for hospital treatment.

Andrew Lappin, deputy head of elective recovery at NHS north east London said: “We recognised that the Covid-19 pandemic meant that some operations were postponed or delayed and waiting times increased.   While everyone in north east London and the wider NHS is working hard to reduce the backlog, we also wanted to think about other ways to support patients. 

“We have worked with colleagues across north east London and developed a new website aimed at people waiting for hospital treatment and includes local information to support them while they are waiting.”

The new website provides:

  • Answers to questions patients might have about their treatment
  • Guidance on current waiting times at local hospitals
  • Advice for staying well mentally and physically while people wait for an appointment
  • Help to prepare for the procedure itself
  • Links to other local and national resources

Morag Harvey, deputy director of planned care said: ‘This is an important resource for patients and residents and a good example of collaboration between NHS north east London and our  Trust partners.  We will continue to work together to ensure the information remains up to date and new resources are added.”

Please access the ‘Wait well, Stay well’ website for further information.