To protect our patients, staff and services, we are introducing new visiting restrictions at North Mid.
From Tuesday 24 March 2020, visiting for all patients will no longer be allowed until further notice.
Adults coming to our A&E must come alone, unless accompanied for safeguarding reasons.
Children coming to our A&E can be accompanied by one adult only.
In-patients with COVID-19 (coronavirus) and patients awaiting test results for COVID-19 are not able to receive visitors.
There are a very small number of exceptions to this:
- Neo-natal intensive care – parents will be allowed to visit.
- Labour ward – birth partners will continue to be allowed.
If you are a relative of a patient and want more information, please call 020 8887 3172 or email email@example.com.
We recognise this is a difficult situation, and we are keen to support families at this challenging time. We have redeployed our PALS (patient advice and liaision service) team to support liaison with families during this period - you can contact them during the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, by calling 020 8887 3172 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking to acquire additional tablets and smart phones to support ‘virtual visiting’. If you have a spare gadget you could donate for this purpose, please contact Patricia Mecinska, head of patient experience.
Visiting arrangements are under continual review and may change at very short notice. Please check back for latest information.
Thank you for helping to keep our patients and staff safe in these unprecedented times.