Visiting is suspended with immediate effect and until further notice.
The only exceptional circumstances where one visitor – an immediate family member or carer –will be permitted to visit are listed below.
• The patient you wish to visit is receiving end-of-life care.
• You are the birthing partner accompanying a woman in labour.
• You are a parent or appropriate adult visiting your child.
We ask that you should only visit patients on our hospital sites in these exceptional circumstances if you are not self-isolating and are currently well.
Please contact the ward or department in advance to discuss appropriate arrangements.
We understand that this will be upsetting and are very sorry for any distress that this may cause. However, your health, safety and wellbeing, and that of our patients, communities, individuals, and teams across the organisation remain our absolute priority. Please find other ways of keeping in touch with your loved ones in hospital, like phone and video calls.
Everyone should follow the expert national guidance on social distancing and self-isolation, staying at home wherever possible, to help limit the spread of coronavirus, protect the most vulnerable people in our communities and our NHS.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding at this challenging time.