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Thursday, 03 February 2022
We know that it is important for people admitted to hospital to have regular contact with family and friends, however it is also vital that we keep people safe from infection while coronavirus continues to be in general circulation.
We will be continuing with inpatient visiting by booked appointment only. This means we can offer one close family member or somebody else close to the patient the opportunity to visit them.
Ward staff will discuss with visitors if they have had any symptoms or whether there are any contacts in their households with Covid-19. If the answer to either of these is yes, the visit will need to be rearranged for another time.
All visitors must comply with handwashing, social distancing and infection control instructions to protect other visitors, patients and staff.
Access to lateral flow test devices: Members of the public can access lateral flow devices from the Gov.uk website – https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests or alternatively can be ordered and collected from local pharmacies or community sites – find out if you can collect more tests from a site near you here.
We thank you for your support and understanding at this challenging time. The safety of our staff, patients, carers and visitors remains our top priority. In line with national guidance, we will review our position on allowing normal visiting to our inpatient units, as the situation with Covid-19 evolves, so it is important that anyone planning to visit calls the ward before arriving.