Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

COVID-19 self-swab for staff

Last updated: 24 November 2020

Information for patient-facing staff self-testing for COVID-19 using a Lateral Flow Device

We are beginning to roll-out twice weekly testing for COVID-19 using lateral flow testing kits for individuals working in patient-facing roles across the Trust from Thursday 19 November 2020. This follows confirmation from NHS England and NHS Improvement that the test will be rolled out to patient-facing staff across the NHS. It is a significant development in helping to keep patients and colleagues safe and reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Testing is being prioritised based on clinical need and individuals in patient-facing roles will be contacted in due course and advised on how they can collect test kits and next steps. A range of guidance is available below to support colleagues, including information on how to perform the test, frequently asked questions and a video.

All individuals working in patient-facing roles are strongly encouraged to ensure that they are taking the test  twice a week when it is made available to, following the guidance and training materials provided, to help keep patients, themselves, loved ones and colleagues safe.

If your result is positive, you must immediately inform the COVID Staff Support Line: (023) 9228 6496. ext. 6496 (06:00 - 19:00 every day)

 

 

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