Changes to visiting restrictions from Monday 14 February 2022

Posted Monday, February 14, 2022 3:44 PM

Changes to visiting restrictions from Monday 14 February 2022

Following a reduction in the number of Covid cases in our hospitals, we will be reverting back to one designated visitor between the hours of 1pm and 5pm each day from Monday 14 February.

We will continue to have open visiting for patients who are end-of-life or require a designated carer or have significant needs, such as mental health or dementia, and one parent being permitted for children under the age of 18. Birthing partners are able to attend throughout pregnancy, birth and post-natal care, but this should be kept to the same person. Covid-19 positive patients are supported to have virtual visiting unless they are end-of-life, where we support safe, limited visiting.

Attendance for outpatient appointments, visiting our Emergency Department, Emergency Assessment Unit and Same Day Emergency Care unit will not change. We are still asking people to attend alone unless they are under the age of 18 or require a carer. We are also asking people to undertake a lateral flow test before visiting our hospitals and we may ask them to provide evidence of a negative test. We still request all visitors to wear a mask when in our hospitals, and those who are exempt we may ask for evidence of exemption.

We will continue to review visiting guidance with our Infection Prevention and Control Team and visiting will be paused if we encounter an increase in Covid cases in our hospitals and the community.

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