To protect patients, staff and the community, patient visiting at Southport and Ormskirk hospital was 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.
Visiting will continue in the following specific circumstances:
- Patients who are at the end of their life – up to 2 visitors
- Women in maternity – 1 partner during labour and antenatal scans
- Children/neonatal – 1 parent (parents can interchange)
- Supporting someone with a mental health issue such as dementia, a learning disability or autism or other similar complex conditions (where not being present would cause the patient to be distressed) – 1 visitor
If the above circumstances apply, each individual area will advise on arrangements for booking your visit.
Where possible please call wards after 2pm when the doctors’ rounds are complete and nursing/therapy staff will be in better position to update you and make any necessary arrangements.
For a summary of ward telephone numbers, please go either the Southport or Ormskirk hospital pages.
Please do not visit if:
- You are Covid-19 positive or have any Covid-19 symptoms including:
- Fever / high temperature 37.8C or above
- New continuous cough
- Loss / change of sense of taste or smell
- You are isolating as a contact of someone who is Covid-19 positive
- You have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace to say you are a contact of a Covid-19 positive person
- You are shielding due to anticipated surgery
- There are any local or national lockdown restrictions in place in your postcode that would not support you visiting
- You have returned from South Africa in the last 10 days or have had contact with an individual with a travel history to South Africa in the last 10 days . This is due to a new, potentially more infectious variant of the Covid virus first identified in South Africa in October 2020