UPDATED: Tuesday 7 April 2020
In order to protect patients, staff and the public we are introducing new visiting arrangements. We want to maintain contact and support between our most vulnerable patients, and those at end of life, their families and carers, whilst ensuring that we take measures that prevent the spread of the infection. These measures reduce the possibility of the virus inadvertently being brought into the hospital and help to keep our staff, patients and visitors safe.
Until further notice, visiting is only permitted for:
- Patients who are in their last days/ hours of life receiving end of life care.
- You are supporting someone with a mental health issue such as dementia, a learning disability or autism, where not being present would cause the patient to be distressed.
Visiting is restricted to a maximum of one close family member per patient.
Family Liaison Service
The Trust has launched a new Family Liaison Service to help patients and their families keep in touch whilst visiting restrictions are in place as a result of COVID-19. Click here to find out more.
The latest national guidance from on symptoms and what to do is:
If you have a
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature.
Stay at home and read the full guidance here.
How to keep yourselves, your family and friends safe:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Official information sources
If you are concerned about Coronavirus (COVID-19) there is lots of official information online from the NHS and Public Health England. Please refer to the list of official resources below for the latest guidance and advice.
Click on the links above or search @COVIDLiverpool on both platforms to follow regular updates.
NHS 111: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19
NHS website: nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
Public Health England: gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
World Health Organisation: who.int/health-topics/coronavirus