IMPORTANT INFORMATION

From June 15th all visitors to the hospital SHOULD wear face coverings at all times whilst in the hospital building. This is in line with national guidelines and applies whether you are in a clinical or non-clinical area. If you are having treatment that requires you to wear a mask, a waterproof surgical mask will be provided for you.

For further details about the wearing of face coverings in hospital please click here

For the latest updates, please see the links below. 

We are caring for (and will continue to care for) patients in our hospital who have confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We’re taking every infection prevention precaution - and our staff are trained and equipped to look after these patients safely and appropriately.

If you are planning to come to the hospital please check this important advice:
•    Please DO NOT ATTEND if you have one or more of the symptoms that could potentially be COVID-19
      - a new continuous cough;
      - a high temperature of 37.8 degrees or more;
      - a loss, or change to, your sense of taste or smell.
     Seek advice and information here: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

•    Is your visit absolutely essential? You can still visit your relatives and friends – but to protect them (and you) you must follow our revised visiting guidance, which you can find here: https://www.chesterfieldroyal.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/staying-hospital/visiting

•    If we need to postpone your out-patient appointment we will let you know. However, we are conducting routine out-patient appointments by telephone if this is clinically appropriate.  If you are asked to attend for an appointment however, please still come unless you have the symptoms described above, in which case you should ring the number on your appointment letter and let us know.

YOU MUST HELP US TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF INFECTION WITHIN THE HOSPITAL

•    Wash your hands often with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds especially when you arrive, if you touch anything in the ward bay, when you leave and after using the toilet. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available. 
•    Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel. 
•    Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, especially with unwashed hands. 
•    Avoid close contact with people who are unwell. 

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands. 

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Guidance on self isolation is on the Gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-self-isolation-for-patients-undergoing-testing

Covid-19: Domestic Abuse and Support Resources

The organisation Women's Aid has put together a number of resources to help survivors, friends, family, neighbours, and community members:

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-safety-and-support-resources/