As of today, CRY is reluctantly taking the decision to postpone all cardiac screening events up until the end of June. We appreciate this will be disappointing for the families & supporters who are funding these events as well as those people who have booked appointments, but we believe this is the correct course of action due to a number of key factors, including:
• The potential redeployment of our doctors, technicians and other associated medical staff into necessary frontline roles within the NHS
• Cancellation of travel arrangements and screening venues (such as schools and community centres)
• An increase in cancellations / unattended appointments due to health concerns or last-minute decisions to self-isolate
Please be reassured these events will be rescheduled and all confirmed appointments will be offered on the rescheduled date. We will, of course, liaise with you regarding new screening dates and when CRY’s screening team is able to confirm the booking.
Due to this unprecedented and evolving situation of COVID-19, we will be reviewing this decision on an ongoing basis. We will inform all relevant parties if the screening suspension is to be extended beyond the end of April.
As a team, we are doing our very best to monitor and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our services. In line with Government advice, the CRY office currently remains open and members of staff (including bereavement support, communications, screening, fundraising and events) will be available to assist with any queries you may have, either via phone or email.
We appreciate your understanding at this time and we are sure you’ll agree that the health and wellbeing of all our supporters, staff and those who CRY strives to help on a daily basis, is our primary concern.
Dr Steven Cox
Cardiac Risk in the Young