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Staying safe in our hospitals and community sites

Our number-one priority is keeping you safe

The number of coronavirus (Covid-19) patients we are treating in our hospitals has reduced significantly in recent weeks.

As a result, we are able to increase the range of services available for patients with other conditions. If you’ve been invited to come in for a face-to-face appointment at one of our hospitals or community sites you will see we’ve introduced a number of measures to help people ‘stay safe and keep apart’ and we are putting up new signs which will guide you.


When you visit our sites

When you visit our sites you will be asked to:

  • Wear a face covering. If you do not have one, you can ask for a mask at one the main receptions if you show confirmation of your appointment
  • Wash your hands 
  • Keep a safe distance from other patients, and from staff where possible
  • Do not bring someone with you for your appointment, unless you need support during your visit. Contact the department if you do need assistance.


Depending on where you’re visiting you may also be asked to:

  • Show your appointment confirmation before being allowed to enter our buildings
  • Walk on the left in main corridors
  • Use the stairs rather than the lifts if possible. We’re limiting the number of people using our lifts and prioritising those who need them more such as those with disabilities. 

Some of these measures may mean you need to queue at peak times. While we will minimise this as much as possible please be patient and allow extra time to get to your appointment.


Visiting restrictions

Our visiting restrictions remain in place, but are currently being reviewed in line with the national guidelines.

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