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Visiting patients

Patients and visitors

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No visitors to adult patients

To reduce the spread of infection, we are not currently allowing visitors to adult patients in our hospitals or community sites. This includes patients visiting our emergency department or patients who are coming for a planned procedure or surgery.

This will help us to minimise the number of people in the hospital and reduce the risk of spreading infection to protect our patients and staff.

There may be some exceptions to this which we will discuss with you on an individual basis.

A friend, carer or family member can collect you from the entrance of the hospital when you are leaving hospital. If you need help to get to the entrance to meet them, one of our porters or nursing staff will help you.

Maternity services

Our maternity services are currently restricting visitors to one birth partner for women in labour only. See our maternity visiting guidance for more information.

Information about Evelina London

For all the latest information about our children's services, see the Evelina London website.

Guy's Cancer Centre

We are asking that only essential visitors accompany patients (ie carers of vulnerable patients) to our Cancer Centre and they will be asked some questions relating to COVID-19 before entering the centre.

Anyone with a temperature of more than 37.8 and/or a new continuous cough should not visit.

All visitors are also reminded to wash their hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitiser.

This will help us to minimise the number of people in the hospital and reduce the risk of spreading infection to protect our patients and staff.

There may be some exceptions to this which we will discuss with you on an individual basis.