Our wards are still closed to visitors in response to Covid-19

We are sorry that we are not currently allowing visitors in our hospitals. This has been a difficult decision to make, especially at this festive time, but we feel it is necessary to help prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19.

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 co-operating with us during this time.

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