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by | Friday, January 7th, 2022 | News

Due to increased cases of COVID nationally, we have reviewed our visiting guidance to ensure we can keep the people we care for as safe as possible.

We are limiting visitors to one per patient, for one hour, once a day.

Anyone showing symptoms of coronavirus should not visit, nor should anyone who has been in contact with someone confirmed or showing symptoms, even if these are mild or intermittent.

Visitors will be asked to help us limit the spread of the virus by wearing a surgical face mask, sanitising their hands on entering and exiting the site and observing social distancing. Visitors will also be asked to provide evidence of a negative lateral flow test before their visit, preferably via a photograph on their smartphone.

Patients who are positive for COVID cannot have visitors, except under compassionate circumstances.

It may be necessary to suspend visiting in some areas if there is an increased risk of infection.

All wards are different – the ward manager has the discretion to amend any guidance as appropriate for their ward.

A note on carers: Should a carer wish to take on some caring responsibilities during their visit we will ensure that they have the access and support necessary to enable them to do this in the time available.

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