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Notice for all our visitors

As we start to see restrictions lift, relatives can now visit patients (who are well enough) on inpatient wards in agreed external areas of our hospital sites.

To arrange a visit, please phone the ward to arrange a time. This is so we can limit the number of visitors at any one time to ensure social distancing of 2m can be maintained.

Visitors should be immediate family members or carers. No children under 12 should be visiting without the ward manager’s permission. Only one visitor is allowed per patient, unless:

  • The patient is receiving end-of-life care, where two visitors are allowed
  • The visitor needs to be accompanied by a carer themselves

On arrival, please go to reception where you’ll be shown where to wash your hands.

You must wear a face covering and maintain a 2-metre social distance throughout your visit.

The visit will take place in a garden/ outdoor area where seating will be provided, along with shading/ blankets as needed for comfort. 

Please do not visit if you:

  • Have experienced a persistent cough, now or in the past 7 days
  • Have had a temperature, now or in the past 7 days
  • Have a loss of taste and smell, now or in the past 7 days
  • Have been advised to self-isolate as a household member is unwell


Face coverings

We’ve recently updated our guidelines for patients and visitors. Please read these before coming to our hospitals or receiving care at your home.

Read our guidance on face coverings


What to do next when you return home

Take a look at the following NHS guides if you’re returning home from hospital, or from A&E or a GP consultation.

Read NHS guidance if you’ve been discharged from A&E or GP consultation

Read NHS guidance if you’ve been discharged from hospital