Updated 1 March 2021
It is once again possible to have face-to-face visiting at our inpatient (hospital) units.
Please note the Trust’s approach to visiting:
- Before visiting, please contact the ward where your loved one is staying. Please check with the ward staff that the ward is open for visiting. If there are confirmed or suspected cases of Coronavirus on the unit where your loved one is staying, it may be necessary to temporarily restrict or suspend visiting, sometimes at short notice. Please be understanding if this happens
- When the ward confirms that it is open, you can make arrangements to visit. The ward staff will confirm the visiting times and the number of people who can attend. Visits must be booked in advance. Visits may be shorter if there is a high demand for visits
- On arrival, please report to the unit or ward reception area
- Visitors will be informed about what to expect and about social distancing and wearing PPE. Good hand hygiene (handwashing) is needed
- Visitors will need to wear a mask (or face covering) and gloves. The mask must not be touched or removed during the visit
- Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19, or who has been advised by the Test and Trace service to self-isolate, must not visit
- Visiting outside the unit is preferable and social distancing measures must be adhered to. Visitors should use hand sanitiser on arrival and departure
- A suitable room will be provided for any indoor visit. This room will be cleaned before and after the visit. Personal protective equipment (PPE) and a clinical waste bin will be available in the room.
We ask for your help in respecting these rules and remind visitors that it's not okay to abuse our staff.