Staying safe during your visit

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infections are in place at our hospitals and community sites.

Please attend your appointment as normal unless you have been told something different by your clinical team. You can find more information about:

For the latest information on COVID-19 visit the GOV.UK website.

What we ask you to do

We'll ask you to:

  • wear a surgical mask if you have respiratory symptoms, such as coughing, sneezing or a sore throat 
  • wear a surgical mask if you are accompanying or visiting a patient who has respiratory symptoms
  • maintain good hand hygiene. Hand gel will be provided at the entrance and at regular intervals throughout our sites

In some areas, we may ask you:

  • to take a COVID-19 test if you're being admitted to hospital
  • wear a surgical mask if you are visiting a vulnerable patient or someone in a vulnerable patient area

Keeping you safe

We have a range of measures at our hospitals and community sites to prevent the spread of infection and keep you safe.

The steps we take include:

  • following national guidance for infection prevention
  • training our staff and volunteers in how to limit the spread of infection
  • asking some people coming in for surgery to have a COVID-19 test
  • deep cleaning our theatres, equipment and wards regularly
  • having the right levels of staff and equipment

Vulnerable patient areas

There are areas of our hospitals where we might have extra measures in place to keep vulnerable patients safe. This might include physical distancing.

Please look out for signs and follow the guidance in these areas to keep our patients safe.

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