To support the preparations for Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made changes to the services we provide
Re: protecting you and others from Coronavirus
Our first priority is the safety of our patients and staff.
During the Coronavirus outbreak, we will be following national guidance to ensure we play our part in limiting the spread of this illness.
NHS managers are meeting daily to review the latest advice and making decisions in line with that advice.
We know, and appreciate, the benefit that visitors bring to our patients but we have made the difficult decision to restrict visiting for the duration of the outbreak.
• Each patient can have up to two visitors at any one time
• Visiting is limited to two hours maximum per day (check the timing of visits with ward staff)
• Anyone in a high risk group should not visit. The high risk groups are, people
- over 70
- with a long-term condition
- have a weakened immune system
▪ have had an organ transplant
▪ having chemotherapy or radiotherapy
▪ have blood or bone marrow cancer
▪ have a severe chest condition
• We are also asking children under 16 and pregnant women not to visit
Anyone with symptoms of Coronavirus should not visit.
Symptoms are a recent onset of a new and continuous cough, with or without a temperature.
For any person receiving palliative care, we will explore individual arrangements.
If you have any questions or concerns, please discuss them with the nurse-in- charge.
Dr Ian Turner
Deputy Chief Nurse/Director of Infection Prevent and Control