Until further notice, visiting is only permitted in the following exceptional circumstances:
Please contact the ward or department in advance to discuss appropriate arrangements.
The health, safety and wellbeing of our patients, communities and staff across the organisation remain our absolute priority. Thank you for your continued support and understanding at this challenging time. We will review these arrangements on a regular basis.
Supporting patients and families
We understand how difficult it is to be unable to visit loved ones in hospital at this time, and continue to encourage friends and family to utilise virtual visiting and the use of phones/tablets whilst on the wards, unless advised otherwise. If you cannot contact your loved one directly, virtual visiting can be arranged directly with the wards.
Our Patient Advice and Complaints Team (PACT) can also provide support with virtual visiting. Our PACT Teams can also support patients and families with:
Family and friends will need to contact wards directly to arrange to drop patient property off at reception, so that ward staff can collect the items.
For infection control purposes, the only personal property that can be received into the organisation are:
Exceptions to this list will be made for items such as glasses, dentures, hearing aids and walking aids.