Important information for visitors - update

All wards are still closed to visitors in response to coronavirus.

We are continuing the current restrictions to visiting within our Trust until it is safe to re-instate limited visiting. Visitors will only be allowed in the exceptional circumstances identified below. This has been a difficult decision to make but we feel we cannot prevent the risk of spreading the infection if we allow visitors back to our hospitals.

Visitors will only be considered in exceptional circumstances, including: 

  • For patients at the end of their lives 
  • One regular carer for a patient with additional needs, such as a patient with dementia
  • One parent/guardian for a child. 

Please speak to the nurse in charge of the ward or unit to consider any exceptional arrangements.

Any visitors who are allowed must: 

  • Not come to the hospital if you are feeling unwell, including cold or flu symptoms
  • Wash or gel your hands as soon as you enter a ward or unit
  • Follow the additional measures that will be requested by our staff if you are visiting a patient with an infection
  • Not belong to the high-risk group identified by Public Health England as those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus
  • Follow NHS guidance related to how to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus.

We understand how important the support of family and friends can be for patients in their recovery while they are in hospital so while visiting restrictions are in place, patients are encouraged to use the RBHT Guest Wi-Fi facility to ensure contact with friends and family is maintained. 

We thank you for your understanding during this time.

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