Please help us prevent the spread of winter viruses by not visiting patients in our hospitals if you feel unwell. Find out here about how to protect our staff and patients when planning a visit to one of our hospitals

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Reminder to visitors to help keep everyone at our hospitals safe

At this time of year, we see an increase in the number of Covid-19, influenza and norovirus (winter vomiting bug) cases.

To help prevent the spread of these winter viruses and to protect our patients and staff, please do not visit patients in our hospitals if you have:

  • Flu-like symptoms (cough, fever, cold)
  • If you know you have Covid-19 or influenza, or any other infections
  • Diarrhoea and/or vomiting within the last two days.

If your visit to see a loved one is urgent and cannot be delayed, then please contact the ward you would like to visit.

Even if you feel well, when you do visit our hospitals, please make use of our hand washing facilities. Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol hand gel before and after contact with a patient and every time you enter or leave a patient’s room, or other wards.

Should you choose to wear a mask, then please ask a member of staff for one in our patient areas.

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