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Here you will find useful information if you are visiting one of our sites. 

We have additional information if you are visiting a patient and ask all visitors to observe hand hygiene at our sites.

Note to visitors - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Visiting a patient

(Updated 12 April 2021)

Visiting in general wards

We are introducing some limited visiting from Monday 12 April 2021 in a safe and COVID-compliant way. Where visiting is allowed, we have a Rule of 1. This means one visitor for one hour, once a day, per patient. For more information visit our Coronavirus page.

 

Maternity visiting

We welcome partners of pregnant persons requiring support through antenatal and scan attendances, for the start of induction of labour, during labour, as well as in the postnatal period.

A partner can attend each appointment with the pregnant person; however will need to wait in a waiting area or car until called. Partners can attend at all times for a triage assessment or in labour.

One support partner can attend the postnatal ward for a two hour slot each day.

Support partners and visitors are required to wear face coverings when in the hospital, unless exempt.

 

Paediatrics areas

For outpatients, one parent or guardian will be allowed to attend, with the ability to allow two (from a family bubble) if appropriate in discussion with the consultant.

In the Children’s Assessment Unit, one parent or guardian will be permitted, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

When a child is admitted, one parent or guardian can be in attendance. A second parent/ carer will be offered a flexible hour slot to visit.

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