Zero tolerance to abuse

We have a zero tolerance policy for verbal or physical abuse towards our colleagues.

Please treat our staff with the same respect you would expect to receive.

Visiting times and arrangements

9 December 2022: Paediatric emergency departments (ED)

Our paediatric EDs are very busy at the moment so we are asking that only one parent or guardian stays with their child during their time in the department.

Change to visiting arrangements for adult wards

All adult ward visiting, except for James McKenzie ward, will allow visiting from 2pm to 7pm, with a maximum of two visitors.

James Mckenzie visiting hours will be from 3pm to 5pm, and 6.30pm to 8pm.

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COVID-19 guidance for visitors

Wearing face masks in our hospitals

From 30 September 2022

Although there is no need to wear a face mask in public areas of the hospital, please wear a mask when visiting all wards and inpatient areas. This will help us keep our staff and patients safe.

We will continue to provide surgical masks in public spaces, wards and departments for patients, visitors and staff who wish to use them.

This change does not affect visiting arrangements for end of life care, maternity and paediatric patients. Arrangements for these areas remain unchanged.

Please don't visit our hospitals if you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19. You can find out what to do if you are symptomatic on the NHS website:

Thank you for your support.

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