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:
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/