Coronavirus (COVID-19): Important Information


Four months after suspending hospital visiting because of the COVID-19 pandemic we are re-introducing it in a limited way from Wednesday, August 12th 2020 – albeit with strict measures in place to keep patients, staff and relatives protected and safe from the risk of infection.

We’ll be running a DESIGNATED visiting system. 

In a nutshell - each bed on the hospitals’ general surgical and medical wards - and on our maternity ward (Trinity only) will be allocated a visiting time-slot, clearly displayed on the ward. 

Patients will be asked to designate one visitor for their stay (up to a week at a time) and they’ll be able to visit during that set one hour.

We’ve looked for the best possible compromise to enable visiting to take place at this challenging time.

To keep people safe, maintain social distancing - and reduce footfall on site we can’t just go back to what we had before. For the situation ‘right now’ DESIGNATED visiting allows us to give every patient the opportunity to have a visitor during their hospital stay.

There are some areas in the hospital that will still be out of bounds unless compassionate visiting applies. You can read more about DESIGNATED visiting and how it works in our information leaflet below.

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