Although visiting will be open during these hours, we would like to stress the importance of allowing enough time for our patients to rest and recuperate during their hospital stay, and encourage visitors to consider making visits of one hour where possible.
Restrictions may need to be reintroduced on wards that are declared to have an infection outbreak. In all other areas, patients will be allowed a maximum of two visitors at a time.
Where restrictions are in place, visiting will continue to be permitted in the following instances:
In exceptional circumstances, including on wards declared in outbreak
The patient is receiving end-of-life care
1 parent/carer is allowed to stay with their child or baby throughout their time in hospital
The visitor is supporting someone with dementia, a learning disability, autism, or something where not being present would cause the patient to be distressed. For patients with dementia, John’s campaign is available for one family member/carer to visit and support the patient as needed
Visiting restrictions are subject to change at short notice dependent on levels of infection. Please be aware that visits are not always guaranteed.
Visitors should not visit any health or care setting if they have any COVID-19 symptoms, or are knowingly COVID-19 positive.
Mask use in our hospitals and community settings
Masks no longer need to be worn in communal areas such as public corridors and general thoroughfares, including canteens and cafes in our hospitals and community sites with immediate effect.
Masks are expected to be worn by staff when they are moving with a patient through the hospital or community site, but remain optional in staff-only areas (i.e. private offices, staff rooms, secure laboratory areas.)
We've launched a new Health & Wellbeing Website for all colleagues which is accessible 24/7! The website has been designed in collaboration with the ICS and provides colleagues with a variety of health and wellbeing information, tools and resources. Find out more on the intranet.
Good learning points with bed positioning! ️️
Who knew how to put the bed in that position using just one button? For more tips, come and see the Patient Safety team in the Core Skills Room today at FGH or tomorrow at WGH.