COVID-19 (coronavirus) guidance

For the latest information on COVID-19  including symptoms to look out for, how it is spread and advice around public places and self-isolation, visit the NHS website www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

In line with the latest recommendations from Public Health England we have introduced measures to help keep patients, visitors and staff safe.

You will need to wear a face covering when coming into one of our hospitals or community facilities as a visitor or outpatient. 

Face coverings can be cloth and/or homemade, and advice on how to wear and make one can be found on the government website:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering

Visiting our inpatient wards

To protect patients, visitors and staff, and in line with the latest NHS guidance we have updated our visiting guidelines:

If you have any symptoms of coronavirus or believe that you may have coronavirus you should not visit our hospitals. If you display symptoms of coronavirus you should self-isolate at home and organise a test, members of your household should also self-isolate for 14 days. For more information go to: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

  • Before visiting, please contact the ward first to make arrangements
  • Visiting is restricted to 1 person only and will be reviewed case by case on a daily basis
  • All visitors must wear a face mask or face covering
  • We can assist with virtual visits where face-to-face visiting is not practical. Please contact the ward for more information

Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times.

If you have an appointment with us:

Patients should continue to attend their appointment unless they have specific concerns around COVID-19, or have symptoms.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

•         you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home

•         your condition gets worse

•         your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Access the online coronavirus service for advice. See also the NHS advice on staying at home: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

For more information

For the latest information from the NHS on coronavirus (COVID-19) please go to: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Find out what to do if:

you think you have symptoms
you might have been exposed to the virus

Go to: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 for an online symptom checker which will tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. 

To learn about the government response visit https://www.gov.uk/