Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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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…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


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.

Hospital Sterilisation and Disinfection Unit

Last updated: 08 October 2019

D level

The Hospital Sterilisation and Disinfection Unit (HSDU) offers a comprehensive decontamination service to theatres for surgical instrumentation, as well as endoscopy decontamination and cleaning.

The Decontamination service offers a high quality service compliant with all standards currently in use in the UK. The department is in the to 10% for efficiency and service bench marked against its peer units.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 7:00am - 8:00pm

Emergency on call service available

Where to find us

Lift area 2 at QA Hospital.

Contact information

Located on F level and endoscopy unit on D level.

Tel: 02392 286000 ext 3665

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