All infection, prevention and control measures to remain in place for hospital services in Gateshead

Posted on Thu, 15/07/2021

 

All infection, prevention and control measures to remain in place for hospital services in Gateshead.

With the rise in covid cases in the community in Gateshead, all staff, visitors and outpatients will need to continue to wear face masks, socially distance and wash their hands before entering hospital services in Gateshead after 19 July.

The pre-booking visitor slots will remain and patients should continue to attend appointments alone, unless they need a carer or are under 18 years old.

Andy Beeby, medical director said: “We’re heading into another busy period and our main concern is keeping everyone as safe as possible, particularly as we look after some of the most vulnerable people in society at a time when they are often very ill.

“Wearing masks, social distancing and pre-booking visitor slots has really helped keep people safe and stop the spread of covid-19.

 “Simple things like increased handwashing and wearing masks will play an important part in making hospitals as safe as possible but also enabling us to continue providing all the treatment and operations that we need to in order to reduce the backlog that has built up during the pandemic.

“We are always reviewing our policies but for now, infection, control and prevention measures will remain in place for the foreseeable.”

 

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