Read our latest advice on Coronavirus (COVID -19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update and information

Patients and visitors

More in this section

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading.

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Please visit the NHS website for the latest information about coronavirus.

  • Guy's Cancer Centre

    We are asking that only essential visitors accompany patients (i.e. 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 exceptional circumstances to this which we will discuss with you on an individual basis.

  • Evelina London Children's Hospital

    Changes to planned appointments and admissions

    We have changed all our clinic appointments to a telephone or video call wherever possible. We are seeing a small number of children and young people at the hospital or community centres for urgent appointments. Some of our appointments have been postponed.

    We are continuing to offer urgent and emergency operations and procedures, but many planned admissions have been postponed at this time.

    The team caring for your child will be in touch in advance to let you know about the arrangements that have been made for you. Please understand that we have put these measures in place to keep both your child and others safe. For any postponed appointments or admissions, it may not be possible to confirm when it will go ahead at this stage.

    If you need to get in touch with the team caring for your child, this will be via the usual routes unless you hear otherwise. You can find contact details for our services on our website. You can also call us about appointments on 020 7188 4000 (Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm) and admissions on 020 7188 9098 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm). Our teams are dealing with an increased amount of contacts at this time but they will do their best to get back to you as soon as possible. 

    Visiting restrictions

    To reduce the spread of infection, we are currently restricting visitors to the hospital and our community sites.

    For appointments, only one parent or carer should accompany their child.

    For overnight stays, only one parent or carer may visit at a time. We are allowing two named parents or carers to visit but one at a time.

    Siblings, other family members and friends will not be allowed to visit. We ask that they do not attend the hospital or community site. This will help us to minimise the number of people onsite and reduce the risk of spreading infection, to keep you and your family safe.

    There may be exceptional circumstances to this, which we will discuss with you on an individual basis. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Visit Evelina London website for further updates.

  • Visiting patients

    Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and community inpatient units

    Changes in visiting patients

    To reduce the spread of infection, we are not currently allowing visitors to adult patients in our hospital or community sites.

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

    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.

  • Media statements

    Thursday 2 April

    We can confirm that to date, 30 patients being cared for at Guy's and St Thomas' have sadly died after testing positive for COVID-19. Our thoughts are with all the patients' families and friends at this time.

    The Trust will update this page in line with announcements from the Department of Health and Social Care, and NHS England and Improvement. We will not be giving out any further patient information.

    The media are asked to respect the wishes of the families, and the interests of staff at the hospital at this busy time.

 

 

Nurse using hand gel

Our staff use a six step hand washing technique, and we encourage patients and visitors to do the same.

Infection prevention: wash your hands more often

Watch the hand washing video launched jointly by the Government and the NHS.