Contact wards direct for details of their visiting times.
All patients are now able to have visits from 2 people at a time. Exceptions will be made for patients who are receiving end-of-life care.
You should not visit if you have any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19.
During an infectious outbreak, visiting is not permitted. This includes visiting a bay that is closed with 1 or more infectious persons. The exceptions to this rule are:
Regular visiting rules apply to most infections, the ward team can contact the infection control team for advice if they are unsure.
There is an exception for norovirus and respiratory viruses.
No visiting is permitted. This includes when the patient is isolated. The exceptions to this rule are.
Patients can have 2 named visitors, there is no time limit to the visit. The exceptions to this rule are.
If you are in a clinically extremely vulnerable group, we recommend you do not visit until the person no longer requires isolation.
If you (the visitor) develop symptoms of an infectious illness (diarrhoea, vomiting). You must postpone your visit until you have been free of symptoms for 72 hours. If you have a respiratory virus, read the latest Covid-19 guidance.
Visitors are expected to follow local personal protective equipment (PPE) rules. Advice and supplies will be provided by the clinical area. If a visitor refuses to wear PPE, the visit will not take place and you will be asked to leave. If visiting a patient with a respiratory virus, visiting to any other patient will not be permitted.
* Being near to or at the end of life does not mean that a patient has formally progressed to the end-of-life care plan or the blue book. This is a decision made by the clinical team.