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We are doing everything we can to protect our patients, staff and communities from Coronavirus. With immediate effect, hospital visits are no longer allowed, however, in restricted circumstances...
ONE PARENT OR CARER may accompany a child or young person under the age of 18
ONE BIRTHING PARTNER may attend the Birth Centre during labour only
ONE RELATIVE OR CARER may stay with a patient attending the Emergency Department
ONE RELATIVE OR CARER may accompany a patient attending an urgent out-patient appointment
ONE RELATIVE OR CARER may visit or accompany a patient who cannot make decisions for themselves (in line with Mental Capacity Act regulations)
THE NEEDS OF CLOSE FAMILY AND FRIENDS - specifically where patients are critically ill, or receiving end of life care - will be met as much as possible. However, arrangements MUST be agreed in advance with the Ward Matron or Nurse in Charge
We understand that there will still be people on site who are not visiting our wards. Can we remind people to make sure that you DO NOT enter the building if you are experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19 - that is a new, continuous dry cough and a high temperature of 38.7 degrees celsius or more.
It is also important to make sure that you make full use of our hand sanitisers and clean your hands, there are numerous hand hygiene stations across the site highlighted in red, you can't miss them.
For more information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) go to a trusted on-line source: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus