We continue to take all necessary precautions to protect our patients and staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Our preference at this point is that we have no visitors coming to our hospitals.
We will, however, consider visitors on compassionate grounds for seriously ill patients or those receiving end-of-life care only in agreement with each individual ward.
Even under these circumstances you should not visit if you have a new, persistent cough or high temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher). Additionally, if you live with someone who has symptoms you will need to stay at home for 14 days starting from the day the first person in your house developed symptoms and should not visit.
Parents are allowed to visit but this is limited to one parent/carer and for limited periods at the discretion of ward staff. Parents with symptoms are not permitted to visit and should follow the advice above.
The neonatal unit has already introduced a restricted visitor policy.
We would like to thank everyone for their support and advise people to continue to follow the latest national updates via Public Health England and NHS website.
Posted on Wednesday 18 March 2020