With rising cases of Covid-19 prevalent in the local community, patients, visitors and staff at North Mid will be required to continue adhering to Covid-19 rules beyond the 19 July.
Rules around social distancing, hand washing, face coverings, and visiting will remain in place at the Trust, as the country reaches the final stage in the easing of lockdown restrictions.
Current visiting arrangements remain in place and can be found on our website. Patients must attend alone to outpatient appointments and the Trust’s A&E Department. Exceptions apply to visitors accompanying a child or vulnerable patient with learning disabilities, autism or dementia, and patients who are critically ill or receiving end-of-life care.
Staff, patients and visitors will still be expected to wash or sanitise their hands on arrival at the hospital and ward; and must always wear a face covering, including when entering and moving through the hospital. Additional PPE continues to be required in high-risk areas or around patients with suspected or known COVID-19.
Visitors should follow social distancing rules and wear masks while at the hospital. Visitors who have tested positive or are showing any symptoms of Covid-19, should not visit, to ensure everyone’s safety.
Where relatives are unable to visit in-person, the Trust continues to facilitate virtual visits, including via phone, video calls, and messages.