COVID-19: Guidance and updates

This page provides information in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes how our services are affected, what our current visiting arrangements are, local and national guidance and what to do if you need urgent support.

Visiting arrangements

We have a duty to ensure adherence to Government restrictions in order to protect our patients, staff and the wider public. However, we acknowledge that there are some patients for whom the lack of visiting may have a significant impact upon their mental wellbeing.

In circumstances where visiting is assessed as being essential the ward will arrange this whilst also taking care to protect our patients, visitors and staff. 

If you would like to visit a ward please discuss this with the ward staff who will be able to discuss further – contact information for each of our wards is available on our service pages.

In circumstances where visitors are unable to come to wards, the staff will support contact by using facetime, telephone, and other ‘virtual’ means. 

Support for carers

If you are caring for somebody and need support during the pandemic you can contact our us using our dedicated email address

Help keep our hospitals safe

If you are visiting us we ask that you help us to keep each other safe by:

  • Washing or sanitising your hands when you arrive at the hospital/outpatient area,
  • Wearing a face covering,
  • While you are visiting us wash your hands often, or use hand sanitiser,
  • Keeping your distance and staying 2 metres apart from others,
  • Not visiting us if you have symptoms of COVID-19 (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, loss or change in sense of taste or smell). Instead you should stay at home and book a test at or call 119

This remains the case after 19 July after government restrictions are lifted.

COVID-19 death announcements

View announcements of COVID-19 related deaths of those in our care.

Page last updated: 15 July 2021

Our staff discuss the Covid-19 vaccination

Watch the video below which shows our staff from ethnic minority groups talking about the importance of getting a Coronavirus vaccination.

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