Coronavirus (COVID-19): Important Information
Designated Visiting Returns – 12th April 2021
To link in with the Government’s cautious road map out of COVID-19, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is bringing back its successful visiting scheme – to enable patients to see friends and family whilst they are in hospital.
Designated visiting on some adult general medical and surgical wards re-starts today (Monday, April 12 2021) – at the same time that hairdressers, gyms, non-essential retail shops and pubs re-open (outside service only) to the public. Coinciding with fewer COVID-19 cases in the hospital, which are now into single figures, the move is in line with national recommendations.
Visiting will be allowed in special circumstances, such as a birthing partner during labour or when receiving end of life care. Please read the information contained in the document below to understand what those restricted circumstances are. We have free NHS Wi-Fi access for video messaging, wards have a number of iPads to ensure that you can stay in touch with a loved one virtually or you can send a Letter of Love to an inpatient on our ward.
To find out more about Designated Visiting, see the flyer below or click here to read the news item to go with this announcement.