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All wards closed to visitors in response to Coronavirus

25 March 2020

We have taken the difficult decision to stop visitors visiting any ward in our hospitals as we try to limit the risk of spreading the Coronavirus. Visitors will only be allowed in exceptional circumstances.

We’re really sorry that we are not currently allowing visitors in our hospitals. This has been a difficult decision to make but we no longer feel we can prevent the risk of spreading the infection if we continue to allow visitors to our hospitals.

Visitors will only be considered in exceptional circumstances, including:

  • for a patient at end of life
  • one regular carer for a patient with additional needs, such as a patient with dementia
  • one parent/guardian for a child
  • one birth partner

Please speak to the nurse or midwife in charge of the ward or unit to consider any exceptional arrangements. Any visitors who are allowed must:

  • not come to the hospital if you are feeling unwell, including cold or flu symptoms
  • wash or gel your hands as soon as you enter a ward or unit
  • follow the additional measures that will be requested by our staff if you are visiting a patient with an infection

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