Posted on: 26 March 2020

We’re really sorry but we are no longer allowing visitors on our wards. This is to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection amongst our patients; this has been a difficult decision to make but we feel this is necessary to protect patients.

Visitors will be considered in exceptional and compassionate circumstances, like:

  • for a patient at end of life
  • one regular carer for a patient with additional needs, such as a patient with dementia
  • one parent/guardian for a child

Please speak to the ward manager to consider any exceptional arrangements.

Any visitors who are allowed must:

  • not come to the hospital if you are feeling unwell, including cold or flu symptoms
  • wash or gel your hands as soon as you enter a ward or unit
  • follow the additional measures that will be requested by our staff if you are visiting a patient with an infection.

Staff can download a poster with this information for display here.