To protect patients, staff and the community, patient visiting at Southport and Ormskirk hospital is still restricted. This decision has not been taken lightly and we acknowledge the distress this may cause. We regularly review this decision to ensure that we are in line with both regional and national guidance and hope to begin gradually easing restrictions as soon as guidance allows.
Visiting will continue in the following specific circumstances:
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.
Spinal injuries, rehab wards(7B/G ward) and ICU
Controlled visiting will be reintroduced on the North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre, rehab wards (7B/G ward) and ICU. Each patient will be able to choose one named visitor, who will be able to visit once a week, in the first instance.
In such circumstances, visitors will only be permitted if the patient has been in the department for longer than three consecutive days. Visiting in such areas has been introduced due to the length of time patients usually stay in hospital.
Named visitors must be in the patient household or support bubble, over the age of 18 and complete a lateral flow test with a negative result before entering. Visitors should observe strict 2 metre social distancing principles whilst moving around the hospital.
Each visitor will be tracked and traced which may be done at a ‘visitor station’ as well as having their temperature confirmed. Visitors will be given a confirmation sticker that is dated and signed, before being able to visit their relative. This confirmation sticker will be destroyed upon leaving the ward.
PPE (apron, gloves and a surgical mask/visor) will be available once entering the ward. Please be aware you will be required to wear a surgical mask provided by the hospital. You will be advised to bring minimal belongings when visiting the hospital.
Parking is limited, so please allow plenty of time to find a parking space, there is also a charge, and you can pay with contactless on exit. Sit down catering facilities are not currently available to use, however, you will be able to purchase a takeaway coffee. There are vending machines available to use at Ormskirk hospital.
Based on the hospital and community Covid numbers, we are constantly reviewing other wards and departments to reintroduce visiting when it is safe to do so. We appreciate that you want to see your loved ones who are currently in hospital, and we are working with you to do this safely. We would like to thank you for your continued patience.
In the interests of safety for our patients, visitors, and our local community, please be aware that visiting on such wards may stop without any prior warning. In such circumstances we will endeavour to make you aware of any changes at the earliest opportunity.
To book your visitor slot please contact the ward on the appropriate number:
|Ward:||Allocated visiting time:||Contact number:|
|ICU at Southport hospital||3pm-4pm||01704 703875|
|North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital||6pm-7pm||01704 704333|
|7B at Southport hospital||3pm-4pm||01704 705021|
|G Ward at Ormskirk hospital||3pm-4pm||01695 656603|
If you are unable to visit during the allocated times, flexibility can be considered by pre-arrangement with the matron and must be discussed in advance.
Please do not visit if:
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