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New information for people visiting patients during the COVID-19 lockdown

Please be aware that this procedure will be reviewed regularly and may change from time to time, in line with the latest Government and NHS guidelines

Introduction

We are requesting that you DO NOT visit for the duration of lockdown.

However, in exceptional circumstances, visiting may be allowed. The visits must be negotiated beforehand, with the knowledge and consent of the nurse in charge of the unit.

Visiting is at the nurse’s discretion and visitors may also be asked to leave should the nurse in charge consider this necessary.

Video calls such as WhatsApp or Zoom and other means of communication are encouraged as the first line of contact with inpatients and the ward staff will help to