Updated visitor restrictions

Posted on Fri, 03/04/2020

To help protect staff, patients and the local community from the spread of Covid-19, there are restrictions on visiting the hospital.

Visiting is limited to: 

  • patients receiving end-of-life care

  • a birthing partner accompanying a woman in labour

The safety of everyone in our care is always our number one priority which is why we’ve decided to put these restrictions in place.

We realise this is a very difficult time for patients and their families so we thank you for your understanding and consideration.

There are still lots of ways to keep in touch with people staying in hospital, including electronic ‘virtual visiting’, bedside telephone calls, or by sending messages to loved ones through our patient engagement team.

Find out about all the schemes we have in place to contact our patients

We're still here to help

Despite the fact that everyone is working hard to limit the spread of Covid-19, we're still here to help with other serious health conditions.

If you, or a member of your family (especially children) are feeling seriously unwell, you should seek help.

We can still treat serious symptoms such as chest pains, severe headaches, pain after a fall or an accident at home.

Similarly, expectant mothers should continue to access maternity care as normal ,especially if they have any concerns about reduced movement of their baby or other symptoms.

Call us on 0191 482 0000

In emergencies dial 999 / Non-emergencies dial 111

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