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Keeping safe when coming into hospital

We have put social distancing measures in place, including directional guidance in corridors and a maximum of two people in lifts.

With very few exceptions, face coverings are required in all public areas and hand gel is available and should be applied at our entrances.

It's really important everyone works with us and complies with these measures, social distancing in particular, to minimise the risk of infection - we all need to continue playing our part.

Families can leave items for patients, other than valuables, with our reception teams, rather than taking them to wards themselves.  Our porters are delivering items as soon as possible on the same day.

We'll also continue to help patients have virtual visits, using iPads.  We're also continuing with our popular Stay in Touch service for relatives to email a message which, if received before 3.00pm, is printed then hand delivered on the same day - helping keep patients connected to loved ones.

We're incredibly grateful for the continued support, patience and understanding from our local communities as we take these cautious steps forward.

'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