Our core purpose is to work with people and lead communities in improving their mental and physical health and wellbeing for a better life; through delivering excellent and responsive prevention, diagnosis, early intervention, treatment and care.
We understand that visitors are important to people who are in hospital. However we also have to think about everyone’s safety during this pandemic. COVID-19 is highly infectious and we have had to change how we carry out visiting times to limit the possibility of infection.
In line with other NHS trusts that offer mental health services, we have decided to cease all visiting to inpatient services, other than for three exceptions.
Exceptional visiting will be allowed:
In these rare occasions, this must be one immediate family member or carer.
In any circumstance (including the exceptional visiting guidance outlined above) it is important that no visitors should come on to our wards or any other health care settings if they are:
Exceptional visiting is at the discretion of the ward manager and the consultant psychiatrist.
We will be offering patients access to telephones and other technology to remain in contact with their families.
We ask for the public’s help in respecting these rules and remind visitors that we have a zero tolerance to abuse towards our staff.
The following brochure is available to all service users and carers on our wards, and gives information on what changes they can expect to take place on their ward during this time.
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