Visiting is restricted during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Families and friends of patients should not visit hospital other than by arrangement. Visits will be permitted in exceptional circumstances on an individual basis which will be agreed with the nurse in charge of the ward. Separate arrangements will apply to the following areas:
If you are patient with special needs (e.g. you have a visual impairment), please call the ward for advice and guidance.
In the event you need to come on to hospital premises, you must wear a face-covering. Please bring your own if you can but they are available at the entrances.
Our Patient Information and Communication Service is keeping patients and their relatives in touch with each other during the restrictions on visiting.
The call centre number is 01704 704835 or 01704 704836. There is more information here, including how to access our Letter to Loved Ones service.
The Trust is working hard to keep patients and staff safe while the NHS deals with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Where appropriate, your doctor may offer an alternative to an in-person, face-to-face outpatient appointment such as a telephone or video consultation. It is recommended that if you are offered these, and have the ability and technology, then that is preferable to a face-to-face appointment.
There is more information here.
If you have any of the main symptoms of Covid-19, get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result. The main symptoms are:
If you are concerned about Covid-19, there is lots of official information online from the NHS and Public Health England:
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