Parkside Private Hospital in Wimbledon has launched a new Post-Covid Service to assess and diagnose patients suffering long-term effects from the coronavirus disease. While most people who have had the virus will have had symptoms for a short while, many thousands of people are continuing to endure long-term ill effects including fatigue, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and joint pain.

Led and coordinated by a network of specialist Private GPs, the Post-Covid Service is tailored to each patient’s specific symptoms, with appointments taking place within Parkside’s award-winning state-of-the-art facilities.

Assessments include a comprehensive clinical history and examination that involves assessing physical, cognitive, psychological and psychiatric symptoms, as well as functional abilities.

This new service is designed to provide a holistic assessment to rule out acute or life-threatening complications, help patients return to full health and better understand the long-term impact of Covid-19.

What happens at Parkside’s Post-Covid Service?

People attending the post-Covid assessments will benefit from:

  • A comprehensive pre-consultation review of how Covid has impacted you
  • An extended appointment with one of Parkside’s specialist Private GPs
  • Review of your medical history
  • Lifestyle and mental health review
  • Physical examination
  • Blood pressure and oxygen saturation check
  • ECG
  • A comprehensive panel of blood tests
  • Further scans e.g. chest x-ray as necessary
  • Follow-up GP appointment.

Following your assessments, Parkside’s expert GPs will provide you with a detailed report outlining the results from your tests and their recommendations.

If you need further investigation or specialist care they will provide you with onward referral to their expert Physiotherapy team or Consultants specialising in specific areas such as respiratory medicine, psychiatry, rheumatology, etc. as appropriate

All scans and investigations take place at Parkside within the hospital state-of-the-art facilities, meaning patients do not need to travel elsewhere.

Please note: Parkside’s Post-Covid service is not suitable for patients who have tested positive for Covid-19 within the last four weeks. If you have tested positive, you must follow the latest government guidelines and self-isolate.

If you would like to request information or an appointment please call 02039186908 and speak to one of our friendly team.