Visiting restrictions at NNUH

Further visiting restrictions have been put in place at NNUH in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The health and safety of our staff and patients and families is our top priority during the coronavirus outbreak, which means we need to limit the number of visitors on our adult wards, which we know you will understand.

To help limit the spread of COVID-19, we are asking people to only visit NNUH unless it is absolutely necessary and visitors are being urged to only go to one ward at a time.

In Green zoned areas, which are parts of the hospital treating patients without the virus, only one visitor per patient will be permitted.

In Yellow zoned areas, which are areas for treating patients with positive and suspected COVID-19 symptoms, there will be no visiting allowed on these wards.

We will support patients and families to communicate using Facetime on Trust or personal equipment.

Exceptions will be made for the visiting of patients who are receiving palliative care and those with special requirements such as patients living with dementia or where the family are involved in any essential care. Exceptions will be made following a discussion between families and ward managers.

Professor Nancy Fontaine, NNUH Chief Nurse and Director of Infection Prevention and Control, said: “We are extremely grateful for the support we have received from patients and visitors during this challenging time for the NHS and this decision to limit visiting is not something we take lightly.

“In light of the latest government guidelines to avoid non-essential travel and advice around social distancing, we hope our patients and visitors understand the need for us to take this action now.

“We are sorry to anyone distressed by this decision. However, the safety of all our staff and our patients is paramount during these difficult times.”

People are being urged to not visit the hospital and to self-isolate if they have the symptoms of coronavirus, which includes a high temperature or a new continuous cough.

Friday 20th of March 2020 04:48:50 PM