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Visiting guidance

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Visiting at our sites

Updated 6 January 2021

As part of our ongoing response to minimise the risks of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are constantly reviewing our policy on visiting and leave at our hospitals. This is to keep people as safe as possible.

Our current leave and visiting arrangements reflect that we are in a national lockdown, and at the highest national COVID-19 alert level. 

Our current visiting policy

  • Visiting to any of our inpatient wards at this time has been suspended until further notice.
  • We are able to permit visiting in exceptional circumstances, for example if your loved one is nearing the end of their lives in one of our hospitals. The care team will discuss this with you on a case-by-case basis.

We do not underestimate the impact of these changes on you. But we have to put these measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep everyone safe.

Please remember that there are other ways to stay connected, including video and telephone calls. Please ask staff at the hospital for more information about setting this up.

Leave for patients in our mental health services

  • All leave from our inpatient wards has been suspended, until further notice.
  • We are able to grant leave in exceptional circumstances, for example for ground leave to get some exercise. Patients should speak with their care team for more information and support.

Thank you for your understanding and for working with us to keep people safe.

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