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Information for visitors

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 on our wards. Please see the latest information here.

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. Whilst we cannot return to our usual visiting guidelines at the moment, we hope that this will continue to offer some comfort to both our patients and loved ones.

You will need to

  • Pre book your visit with the ward
  • Take a negative lateral flow test before your visit
  • Not visit if you have any signs or symptoms of Covid-19
  • Wear masks during your visit, maintain social distancing and regularly wash your hands

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.

Visitors will be expected to wear a face mask when inside ward environments. Visitors exempt from wearing a face mask should discuss this with the ward manager/nurse in charge.

Patients and visitors will also be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well. We are also now asking you to test yourselves 1-3 days prior using a lateral flow test and ask not to visit if you had a positive result. 

Please do not visit if you are unwell or have any of the symptoms of coronavirus – a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss of or change to your sense of smell or taste.

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.