A message to visitors

Our visiting arrangements aim to keep our visitors, patients and staff safe. This means that at the moment we need to restrict the number of visitors to our wards at any one time.

Visits are by appointment only and may be time limited.

The number of visitors permitted in a day will also be limited.

If a patient has COVID symptoms or is isolating they will not be allowed visitors, except in exceptional circumstances.

Each ward will have its own individual arrangements in order to maintain safety.

Our promise to you:

We will ensure our premises promote social distance

We will ensure you have access to hand sanitiser gel or hand washing facilities

We will ensure staff wear appropriate PPE when relevant

We will not jeopardise your safety

Your promise to us:

DO NOT attend your appointment if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Persistent dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of smell AND taste
  • Hayfever type symptoms
  • Headache – if the headache is abnormal
  • Flu like symptoms e.g. shakes, shivers, fatigue and/or aches
  • Chest pain i.e. feeling of a heavy weight on chest

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you have any of these symptoms. Stay at home (self-isolate) and get a test.

Wear a mask (child visitors aged over 11 should wear a mask). If you don’t have one, we can give you one

Maintain social distancing at all times.

Bring your own water/drink.

Limit the amount of personal items you bring with you.

Professional visitors

Professional visitors to our wards are currently restricted to minimise the footfall of people into inpatient areas, and so reduce the risk of transmission of the virus. The exceptions to this are:

  • Where a person’s care pathway would be delayed if professional visitors could not see the person face to face, e.g. assessment for placement.
  • Advocacy
  • Pastoral support

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