Visiting hospitals and inpatient units – updated guidance

4th November 2020

In line with new Government restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), from Thursday, 5 November, we are no longer allowing visitors into our inpatient hospital wards or mental health units.

A small number of exceptions will apply – for people visiting their child or those who wish to spend time with a loved one nearing the end of life. However, no more than one visitor per patient will be allowed. Please contact the relevant ward or unit for more details.

We understand these restrictions are very difficult, but are necessary to slow the spread of the virus and keep people safe. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We are offering a virtual inpatient visiting service at a number of our sites, where electronic tablets are given to inpatients to keep in contact with relatives and friends via video.

Outpatient appointments are continuing to take place and we would recommend you come alone unless it is with a child or someone that needs additional support. For further information please review how our services are running or contact the service directly. Prior to attending a site, please refer to your appointment letter for specific details on visiting so you are COVID-19 safe and also review our general guidance.

Information and guidance on the new national restrictions from 5 November

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