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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…

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.

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Drop off and collection service for inpatients

Date: 31 March 2020

Following the decision to suspend all visiting to Queen Alexandra Hospital, we have created a drop off station that will enable people to drop off essential items at the hospital, which will then be delivered to their loved ones on the wards.

This drop off station will be located outside the main entrance of QA Hospital on A level and be for relatives to drop essential items off, as well as collecting items that patients may want taken home such as washing or valuables.

If you have property that you would like relatives to collect from the hospital please ensure these are brought down to the main entrance before 9am in a clear plastic bag with the relatives details clearly attached.

Drop off and pick up will be available between 10am and 1pm seven days a week (including weekends)  for the public.

When you drop off items, we will ask you to fill in a form with some basic contact details. This area will be manned only between 10am and 1pm and once finished; we will ensure that the bags are all distributed to their owners.

Please ensure you are adhering to social distancing when dropping items off and that you are only leaving essential items with our teams.

 

If you would like to find out more about how you can leave a message for a friend or family member currently an inpatient with us, please click here.

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