In line with national
guidelines, to protect our patients and workforce we have had some
visitor restrictions in place over the past few weeks as part of
our response to COVID-19. In line with national guidelines we are
regularly reviewing these.
Visitors to post-natal
wards: from now, we're re-introducing some of the
visiting restrictions on our post-natal wards put in place during
the Covid-19 pandemic. These are no partners at scans and
post natal appointments and only one birthing partner at the time
of labour. We're very grateful to families for their patience
and understanding regarding the restrictions _ 18th Sept
All car parking is currently
free at our hospital sites.
We recognise that the suspension
of visiting has been distressing for many patients and visitors. We
all need to continue protecting ourselves and each other by
following national advice and guidance.
We have a 'Stay in Touch' scheme
available within our hospitals if you would like to send a message
to a loved one who is a patient during these times when visiting is
'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been
excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very
thankful and relieved patient'.
Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital
of North Durham