Visiting restrictions are being lifted at our community hospitals, and mental health and learning disability inpatient units, from today (Monday 6 June).
The restrictions brought in as a result of the Covid pandemic will no longer be in place, however we will still be asking all visitors to follow sensible infection prevention and control guidance, including hand washing and use of hand gel.
Visitors are already no longer required to carry out lateral flow tests before visiting, however we would ask that anyone with Covid or with symptoms of any respiratory or gastro intestinal illness does not visit, to prevent infecting vulnerable patients and our staff.
Pre-booking of visits is no longer required but please check the arrangements for the ward or unit you are planning to visit before attending, just in case there are particular circumstances to be aware of. Generally, we welcome visitors between 11am and 8pm and in line with ‘John’s Campaign’ we support the rights of people with dementia to be assisted by their family carers.