Visiting update

From 1 January 2022, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend adult in-patient visiting in order to help protect our vulnerable patients. Please visit here for more information. 

Patient appointments

As we continue to see a rise in our urgent care admissions, a surge in admissions of Covid positive patients, and workforce shortages created by Covid isolation, some appointments for planned care may need to be delayed.

We will continue to prioritise urgent and emergency care and cancer treatments and we will do everything we can to avoid delaying care. If we need to take the difficult decision to delay appointments, we will contact affected patients directly to let them know. 

If you do not hear from us, please attend as requested in your appointment letter.


Continuation of 2 week suspension to inpatient visiting in our hospitals

Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:36 PM

Due to the high COVID-19 infection rate in our area, and how busy our hospitals are, we have made the difficult decision to suspend inpatient visiting for a further two week period until at least Wednesday 27 January.

We have revised our visiting policy to help keep everyone safe, taking into account the fact that we are currently in national lockdown restrictions, and our hospitals and local community continue to see a rise in COVID-19 patients.

We understand how challenging and hard restricted visiting is for the patients we’re looking after, and their friends and family

Please click here for more information on the current visiting policies.