Information for inpatients during Covid-19

Inpatients are patients who stay at the hospital for one or more nights, whether for surgery, ongoing treatment or following an emergency admission.

You can find all the relevant information on being an inpatient by clicking here.

Our inpatients are able to choose who they would like to visit them in hospital, however certian restrictions are still in affect - you can read our visiting restrictions below). Any inpatient in hospital on Christmas Day and Boxing Day will be allowed one visitor. Please speak to the Nurse in Charge, who will be happy to book your visit.

All visitors must:

  • Wear a face mask. If they are unable to wear a face mask or are exempt, we will ask for our patient to chose a new visitor.
  • Order lateral flow kits in advance and come with photographic evidence of a negative test. You can order lateral flow tests here.
  • Have received at least one vaccination, where possible, and provide proof of this. 

  Click here to read the latest visiting restrictions.

All inpatients now need to have a covid-19 PCR test on admission, followed by testing on alternate days for the duration of their stay. Patients in small bays will continue to have daily tests.

Our staff will be following the Hands, Face, Space guidance, and we ask that you do too. As such, please ensure you wear a mask when you come to the hospital - if you do not have a mask, then one will be provided when you arrive. If you are an inpatient, then staff will provide you with masks to wear during your stay.

All of our staff will be wearing the relevant level of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) depending on where you are in the hospital, and whether you are an outpatient or inpatient. If you do not think that they are wearing correct PPE or following the guidelines, please speak to them.