understand that the last six months have been difficult for patients and staff
with visiting restricted to a very few. This has been under review over the
last few weeks and we hoped to be able to gradually reduce the restrictions in
safety of our patients, visitors and staff has to remain a priority at all
times. Given the events that are happening nationally with a rise in the number
of infections and more areas being placed into local lockdowns, we have taken
the difficult decision to place plans to reduce our restrictions on hold for
the time being, with just a few exceptions within some Family Health services.
all cases, anyone who attends the hospital will be asked to wear a face
covering unless they have a medical exemption. People with confirmed Covid-19,
symptoms of Covid-19 or other signs of infection must not visit the hospital.
further notice, the following current restrictions remain in place for our
adult inpatient areas:
addition, the following restrictions have been slightly adapted based on
national guidance and will remain in place until further notice:
and young people (Children’s Assessment Unit and the Children’s ward)
parents (or guardians) live separately, one can visit a child at any one time.
parent may exchange with the other parent so both have the opportunity to visit
a child each day.
Care Baby Unit
are currently working on how we can safely accommodate partners to attend
specific appointments during pregnancy and how we will safely phase the
reintroduction of visiting on the Antenatal and Postnatal ward, in line with
current national guidance.
update on our progress will be announced next week on our
website and the Trust’s social media channels.
know how important it is for partners to be involved in pregnancy, labour and
the postnatal period and provide support to our women. We are very much
looking forward to our women having their partners with them more and we thank
you all for your support and patience as we navigate safely through these
and UECC attendances
appointments and attendances at UECC are unaffected and patients should
continue to attend on their own where possible. If a patient does require
assistance, one other person may attend with them.
will continue to review our restrictions on a regular basis.