Important announcement about visiting changes

Date: 26 March 2020

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In line with guidance from NHS England we have updated our visiting policy with immediate effect from Thursday 26 March 2020.

Visiting is suspended until further notice.

The only exceptional circumstances where one visitor – an immediate family member or carer – will be permitted to visit are listed below.

  • The patient is receiving end-of-life care.
  • A woman in labour (who may have one birthing partner).
  • A parent or appropriate adult visiting a child.

Exceptions may be made on compassionate grounds. Please discuss these with the nurse or midwife in charge.

We apologise for any distress this may cause, however protecting patients and staff is our main priority during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

  • Summary:

    In line with guidance from NHS England we have updated our visiting policy with immediate effect from Thursday 26 March 2020. Visiting is suspended until further notice.