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More visitors can be admitted from 15 June 2020

14 June 2020

The Trust implemented a restricted visiting policy in March to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. We can now offer more opportunities to visit patients while seeking to keep everyone safe from infection.

The Trust implemented a restricted visiting policy in March to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. We can now offer more opportunities to visit patients while seeking to keep everyone safe from infection.

Conditions on visitors

Visitors must obey social distancing, must be temperature-checked and symptom-checked on entering the hospital, must follow hand hygiene measures (regular hand washing or alcohol gel) and must wear their own face covering.

Permitted visitors

  • Adult wards: One named visitor per patient can visit during 3-7pm seven days a week. This must always be the same person. 
  • End of life care patients who are negative for COVID-19: Can have more than one family member visiting at any one time. End of life care patients who are positive with COVID-19 can have one family member visiting wearing appropriate PPE. Visiting times need to be agreed locally.
  • Maternity: One birth partner as before, but they can now visit for the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal stay, but cannot stay overnight in the antenatal and postnatal period. In exceptional circumstances a woman may be able to have a second birth supporter (please discuss this with your midwife if you feel this applies to you) and this would need to be agreed by the Head of Midwifery. Partners can also be present for scan appointments. Children are not allowed to attend appointments or be present in the maternity units.
  • Paediatric wards: Two family members can visit if they live in the same household, they can both visit together. They must always be the same people.  

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