Information for visitors

Coronavirus – protect yourself and others

Hospital visiting

To protect our patients, visitors and staff  patient visiting has been suspended on all our hospital sites.

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 (two parents)
  • You are supporting someone with dementia, a learning disability or autism, where not being present would cause the patient to be distressed

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

View our visiting poster here

Stay at home if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
  • loss or change to sense of  smell or taste

Visit the NHS website for more advice about staying at home

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 stees.patient.experience@nhs.net 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).

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