Visiting is welcomed and encouraged in a careful and managed way to meet patient need while maintaining a safe environment for all.
Every effort will be made to facilitate visiting, this means:
Anyone with symptoms of respiratory infection (like COVID or flu) or generally feeling unwell should not visit
It is important that visitors sanitise their hands on entry to a ward or department and again as they are leaving. If you require assistance, please ask a member of staff.
Visiting is by appointment only and visitors should contact the senior nurse or midwife on the ward to arrange a time to visit.
Visiting may be restricted an outbreak of infection is confirmed or under investigation to protect visitors and patients from exposure. In the event of an outbreak compassionate visiting will be facilitated following risk assessment with the visitor and patient.
Due to an increase in the numbers of respiratory infections within our hospitals we may, on occasion, have to limit visiting in affected areas. Please ring the ward prior to visiting and the ward staff can advise of the current situation, in some circumstances they may limit visiting to essential visits only.
If you would like to bring flowers for a relative or friend in hospital, please check with staff on the ward first. Where flowers are permitted, we would prefer them to be displayed in Oasis, the foam used in flower arranging.