To protect our patients, staff and community and stop the spread of the virus we are currently limiting the number of visitors to the hospital. This includes limitations on patient visiting, as well as accompanying a friend or relative who attends for a routine appointment in main or specialty outpatients, including maternity.
The only exceptional circumstances where one visitor or companion – an immediate family member or carer – will be permitted to visit/attend are listed below.
- The patient is receiving end-of-life care.
- Patients with learning disabilities
- Patients with delirium
- A woman in labour (who may have one birthing partner).
- A parent or appropriate adult visiting a child.
Please discuss these circumstances with the nurse or midwife in charge.
We know how worrying it can be for people unable to visit family and friends in hospital during these worrying times. You can keep in touch with your family member or loved one by sending an email with family updates, photos or drawings to firstname.lastname@example.org which will be passed onto the patient (please include the patient’s name and ward), and of course by calling the ward.
We fully appreciate that this is a difficult situation but we must put all the measures in place to protect our patients, staff and community and stop the spread of the virus. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.