Changes to visiting arrangements – Wednesday 14 April 2021

Published: 14 April 2021

We are pleased to be able to safely welcome visitors back to our wards to see patients from Wednesday 14 April.

However, it is really important that we do this in a way that keeps everyone as safe as possible.

In line with the national guidance and the easing of lockdown restrictions we will be introducing a one visitor, one patient, one hour, one day system.

Each patient will be asked to nominate a named visitor who will be able to visit once a day for one hour. Each visitor will be allocated an individual visiting time to make sure that we can safely manage the number of visitors to each ward. We appreciate that people’s circumstances can change so please do discuss any changes or individual needs with the relevant ward manager.

We will need your continued support to get this right and keep our patients, our staff and our visitors as safe as possible.

Please help us to help you and your loved one by:

  • Arriving and leaving in time with your allocated visiting time
  • Washing your hands or using the hand sanitizer when you arrive and when you leave and wearing your face mask at all times when in our buildings
  • Submitting your details to NHS track and trace every time you visit
  • Updating your family and friends after your visit

We will continue to regularly review our visiting arrangements in line with NHS and Government guidance and local public health advice.

We would like to thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding during what has been a particularly challenging time.