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Patients at QE able to receive visitors again

Patients at QE able to receive visitors again

Published by Beth Pridding
11:20am 31st July 2020.

Patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital will be able to receive a visitor from Monday. 

The current restrictions are being partially lifted, meaning one visitor can see a loved one for an hour, once a week. 

Visiting slots have to be booked directly with the ward, and are available between 10am - midday, 2pm - 4pm and 6pm - 8pm. 

Visiting slots should be booked directly via the ward who can be contacted through Switchboard on 01553 613613 on weekdays. All visitors will have to fill out their details for NHS Test and Trace. 

and face coverings have to be worn whenever inside the hospital. 

Libby McManus, Chief Nurse at the QEH, says:

“Bringing back more visitors is an important part of a patients physical and emotional recovery and we are pleased to have been able to put plans in place for further limited visiting. We will monitor this very carefully to ensure everyone in our hospital is kept safe.

Visitors will be asked to wash their hands on arrival at the hospital.  If you don’t have your own facemask these will be provided. These measures are in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 and are vital to ensure the safety of our patients, their visitors and our staff.”

From Monday 3 August, patients who are attending antenatal ultrasound and cancer diagnosis appointments will also be able to bring one person with them.

All other outpatient appointments remain patient only, excluding children or those with learning disabilities, autism or dementia. Any other exceptions to this rule, appointments or ward visits, are made at the Consultant or Ward Manager’s discretion.