To protect patients, staff and the community, patient visiting at Southport and Ormskirk hospital has been further restricted as of 2 October 2020.
This decision has not been taken lightly and we acknowledge the distress this may cause and will review this regularly to ensure that we are in line with both regional and national guidance.
Go to our visiting page for further information.
We are working hard to keep patients and staff safe while the NHS deals with the Covid-19 pandemic.
We understand that you may be concerned about attending your appointment due to the recent increased Covid-19 restrictions. However, please continue to attend appointments as usual unless we inform you otherwise.
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 about appointments 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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