To help keep you safe when visiting or attending an appointment in hospital we’ve put a number of measures in place to mitigate against the onward transmission of COVID-19.
Some of the protective measures we have put in place include:
- All of our staff continue to wear appropriate PPE including face masks in every hospital setting.
- When entering our hospital sites as a patient or visitor face coverings must be worn, we also have face masks available at all of our hospital entrances if preferred.
- Patients and visitors entering hospital sites will be required to wash or sanitise their hands on arrival and departure.
- We have a one way system around our hospitals and designated covid and non covid areas.
- Everyone should following social distancing guidance of 2 metres.
- We have erected screens to protect reception staff and patients.
- We have temporarily suspended most visiting, although there are some exceptions, including, patients who are receiving end-of-life care, birthing partners in maternity units and parents or legal guardians in the children’s unit.
- As a matter of routine, undertake testing for COVID-19 as part of the admission process and every seven days following admission. If anyone tests positive following admission they are immediately isolated and strict deep cleaning is undertaken.
Patient safety is our highest priority and these new ways of operating have been enforced to keep everyone safe. We really appreciate your support at this time.