Visiting patients in hospital during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
From 15 June 2020 we will begin to ease the restrictions on visitors in hospital, in line with the latest government guidance. However, tight controls will remain in place to shield both patients and healthcare workers from coronavirus (COVID-19).
We would encourage family and friends to contact their loved ones when in hospital by telephone or video call, and we have invested in portable tablets on all wards to help you stay in touch.
Visiting will be tightly controlled by the senior nurse in charge of each clinical area. Information on the current our current visting arrangements can be found here.
If you do need to visit friends and family in hospital, you will need to:
- Wear a face mask or covering: All visitors will be required to wear their own face covering, which they will need to wear throughout the duration of their time in hospital
- Wash your hands: You must wash your hands, regularly with soap and water or the hand gel provided, especially before and after you leave a ward
- Keep a safe distance: All visitors must maintain social distancing to help control the virus and keep patients, other visitors and staff safe.
If you have a dry cough, a high temperature or a loss or change in your sense of smell or taste, please do not visit at all. If you are concerned that you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) please stay at home and visit www.nhs.uk to find out what to do.