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.
Visitors should not enter our hospitals if they have any Covid-19 symptoms:
Every visitor will need to log their attendance on the ward with name, contact details and who they are visiting in case we need to inform them of any risk following their visit.
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. We are not cancelling any treatments or appointments due to these changes, please continue to attend as usual.
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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