Visiting will only be permitted in the following circumstances:
- For patients who are receiving end-of-life care (one visitor per patient)
- For birthing partners in maternity units (one birthing partner per woman in labour)
- For parents or legal guardians in the children’s unit (one parent or legal guardian)
- For parents in the neonatal unit
- You are supporting someone with dementia, a learning disability or autism, where not being present would cause the patient to be distressed
To keep everyone safe these restrictions apply to meeting inpatients in public areas of our hospitals as well as visiting wards.
Please do not visit if you or anyone in your household has a high temperature or a new and continuous cough or loss/change to sense of smell or taste.
Where an adult patient with a learning disability or dementia would be significantly distressed, to a level which would cause harm to the patient, reasonable adjustment to the current visiting restrictions will be considered where the persons carer requests this. This should be through the nurse in charge of the ward.
If patient with autism or a learning disability does not have a hospital passport in place and needs to come to hospital, carers need to consider completing a COVID-19 Grab and Go guide form.
If you are visiting any of our hospital sites from Monday 15 June 2020 you will need to wear a face covering – click here for more details on face coverings
Send a message to a friend or relative
If you would like to get a message or picture to an inpatient at any of our hospitals while restricted visiting is in place during COVID-19 our patient experience team are here to help.
Simply email your message to firstname.lastname@example.org including the full name of the patient and the ward that they are on (if known) and we will ensure it is passed on as soon as possible.
To help us ensure your message reaches the right person please include their full name, date of birth and the first line of their home address (or the name of their GP surgery).