New Visitors’ Policy

05 March 2010

The Trust has launched a new Visitors’ Policy to help ensure a positive experience for patients by giving them the best possible opportunity to rest, recover, receive care and eat meals without interruption.

The Trust has launched a new Visitors’ Policy to help ensure a positive experience for patients by giving them the best possible opportunity to rest, recover, receive care and eat meals without interruption.

The new policy sets out visiting times for ward areas and provides comprehensive guidance to visitors on how they can help reduce infection control risks.

Surgical Clinical Nurse Lead Holly Ashforth said: “The overall aim of the policy is to help us provide our patients with the excellent level of care they expect from us.

“To help us achieve this, we have set out clear guidelines for visitors on when they can visit their friends or family and the things they can do to minimise infection control risks and avoid disrupting other patients during their visit.

“Of course we recognise the vital support which visitors provide our patients during their hospital stay, but we also need to ensure our patients are given the best possible opportunity to rest and recover.

“The policy will also help to maintain existing arrangements on certain wards such as protected meal times and designated rest periods.”