In line with local infection prevention and control guidance, and due to the decrease of respiratory illnesses seen in our community and hospital, from today (Friday, 20 January 2023) surgical face masks will no longer be required to be worn by our colleagues, visitors, and patients in non-clinical areas of our hospital.
Masks will still be required to be worn by colleagues and visitors in all clinical areas such as outpatient areas, ward corridors, patient rooms and side rooms.
Mask and hand-washing facilities can still be found in all entrances and exits to our hospital.
Help Us, Help You: We are asking for our community to help us limit the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu and COVID-19 in our hospital and in our community. Practising good hygiene will support our efforts and remains one of the best ways to limit the spread of infection, as well as being vaccinated against flu and COVID-19. We encourage visitors to not visit if they are symptomatic with coughs or colds whilst we try to limit numbers.
We will continue to monitor this guidance and will update accordingly. Thank you for your patience.