Visiting hospital inpatients

After careful consideration, and in line with the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions in the UK, it has been decided that inpatient visiting will be resumed. This will take place with immediate effect.

All visits will be held in a dedicated large room on the lower ground floor of the hospital (room B14). Visitors will not be able to see their family members/friends on the wards.

To facilitate as many visits as possible, whilst avoiding overcrowding, the following measures are in place:

  • There will be three distinct visiting slots: 17:00 – 18:00; 18:00 – 19:00 and 19:00 – 20:00
  • Visits will be limited to 1 hour in duration (requests for an extended time will be reviewed on an individual basis)
  • Inpatients will be allowed a maximum of two visitors at any one time
  • All visitors must have a confirmed visiting time that has been agreed with the nursing staff. The hospital will be unable to facilitate ad-hoc visits

Visits must be booked in advance, by calling the specific ward the patient is on.

Continued health and safety measures:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should not visit
  • All visitors must wear a mask/face covering, including when entering and moving throughout the hospital, use hand sanitiser stations upon entering and leaving the premises, and, maintain social distancing (of 1-metre minimum)
  • When a visitor arrives at the hospital reception, they will be asked for their full name, and the name of the inpatient they are due to see. Visitors will be escorted to and from the dedicated visiting room

For any questions regarding the lifting of restrictions on inpatient visiting, please contact the wards.

Please note: These guidelines exist solely for visits to patients in the hospital. A separate protocol exists for visiting on the eating disorders unit, located on Bendall Mews.

We thank you for your co-operation.

Dated: 19/05/22

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