Note: Those wishing to visit will have to book their timeslot ahead of time by calling the relevant service.
- Adult inpatients – Two named visitors can visit for a maximum of two hours. This must be at separate times unless those visiting live within the same household. Please note, this does not apply for those receiving elective surgery.
- Elective surgery and procedures – All visiting must be conducted virtually (via a phone, tablet or laptop), and is only permitted on compassionate grounds. If unsure, call the service you wish to visit.
- End of Life Care – Open visiting available, the number of visitors is limited by social distancing rules so if unsure please call ahead and the team will endeavour to facilitate larger families.
- Long-stay, learning disabilities, complex and those with dementia – A designated regular carer may attend, plus two named visitors can visit for a maximum of two hours. This must be at separate times unless those visiting live within the same household. Please note, this does not apply for those receiving elective surgery.
- Paediatric care – For full guidance, please click here.
- Maternity services – For full guidance, please click here.
- Outpatients – For those attending for an appointment, one individual may accompany, however please note that they may be asked to leave if social distancing becomes a problem. If unsure, please call ahead.
- Emergency Department (A&E) – Children and those with complex needs may be accompanied by one individual, however this will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Visitors may be asked to leave if social distancing rules become difficult to achieve.
Before you come to the hospital
If you are granted visitation access due to one of our listed exemptions, please read the following, ensuring you are able to safely come to our hospitals:
- You must not be symptomatic of Covid-19: Please do not visit our hospitals if you are symptomatic of Covid-19, you live in a household with someone who is, or you or your household have been told to isolate.
- Feeling under the weather? If you have a cough, cold, diarrhoea, vomiting or a temperature, you could have an infection and may risk passing this on to our patients. Please do not visit the hospital if you are feeling under the weather and delay your visit.
- Overseas trips: If you have just returned from an overseas trip, please do not come to our hospitals.
- Face covering: We ask that all visitors to the Trust wear an appropriate face covering unless medically exempt.
Entering the hospital:
- To minimise any chance of cross-infection, if you are visiting our hospitals, please come directly from home.
- Please ensure you are wearing a suitable face covering unless medically exempt
- Wash your hands upon entry to our hospitals.
- If coming to a ward, we will take your temperature. If it is higher than normal, unfortunately we may ask you to leave.