We take infection control very seriously and we want to keep our patients safe and free from infection.
We appreciate that whilst your relative or friend is in hospital you may want to visit them. If you are preparing to visit we urge you not to do so if you have any signs of illness, particularly if you have any cold or flu like symptoms, diarrhoea and/or vomiting in the past three days, or if you have been in contact with anyone who has had these types of illness - you may pass the illness on to your relative or friend.
It is crucial that all visitors wash their hands with soap and water, in addition to using the alcohol gel, and carry out any instructions given by the nursing staff when entering the ward.
Remember, people who are unwell are at more risk of catching an infection.