Current COVID-19 Information

Last updated 31 December 2021

The safety and wellbeing of our patients, staff and doctors is always our highest priority.

Please find a summary of our current COVID-19 safety measures, including patient admission requirements and our latest visiting guidelines.

It is important to note that these guidelines are subject to change at short notice, in line with local conditions and advice available at the time.

Patient vaccination status

Our preference is for all patients to be vaccinated, however at this stage our sites will continue to provide a service to all patients regardless of their vaccination status.

Admitting patients - effective Tuesday, 4 January 2022

  • All patients (regardless of their vaccination status and reason for admission) are required to have Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) on admission

Where a RAT is shown to be positive a discussion with the VMO will occur to determine next steps, which may result in postponement of the admission until a PCR test is obtained, dependent on reason for admission

Maternity patients and partner / support person – further guidelines for maternity are available HERE

COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire

In addition to RAT on admission, COVID-19 screening questions will be asked during the pre-admission call and on the day of admission.

Paediatric patients - accompanying parent / carer

One vaccinated parent / carer may accompany a paediatric patient, the parent / carer must also have a negative RAT on admission.

In the event that a parent / carer of a paediatric patient is not vaccinated (and an alternate vaccinated adult cannot be arranged), the treating Doctor will need to apply for specific approval prior to admission.

Personal Protective Equipment

Staff and doctors will wear PPE at all times whilst in the hospital. Patients are required to wear a supplied mask whilst outside of their rooms and in communal areas.

Staying connected

Please note that there are visitor restrictions in place at this time. More information is available below. We encourage you to keep in touch with your loved ones via phone and other digital platforms, our teams are on hand to assist.

Tips to Keep Connected

Free Hospital Wi-Fi Network

It is important to note that these guidelines are subject to change at short notice, in line with local conditions and advice available at the time.

  • No visitors are permitted at this time
  • Maternity patients:
    Maternity guidelines are available HERE
  • Paediatric patients:
    Must be accompanied by one vaccinated parent / carer only, who has negative RAT result on admission, no additional visitors are able to attend.
  • Requests for visitors outside of these guidelines for compassionate reasons will be considered on a case by case basis

Staying connected

We encourage you to keep in touch with your loved ones via phone and other digital platforms, our teams are on hand to assist.

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