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Updated Visitor Information - December 2022

In our efforts to manage the increasing number of respiratory infections (in hospital and the community), we have taken the difficult decison to restrict the amount of visitors to our hospitals.

Unfortunately we can only accomodate one visitor for one hour per patient to allow us to reduce the number of people in the hospital at any given time.

If you wish to visit a patient, please contact the relavant ward and they will give you a time slot in which you can visit. If you don't have the ward number, please contact the switchboard by phoning 01625 421000.

When visiting, please ensure you continue to wear a face mask at all times for everyone's safety and please adhere to the hand washing instructions at the entrances to each ward.

Anyone showing any symptoms of COVID-19 or flu like symptoms should not visit. Many thanks for your ongoing understanding and cooperation.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update accordingly via our website and social media channels.

Face Masks

To ensure the safety of our patients and staff, face masks should continue to be worn in all clinical areas at East Cheshire NHS Trust. Please note, this includes all hospital corridors and the RVS Shop.

If you do not have your own, face masks will be provided upon entry. Please dispose of masks in the yellow clinical waste bins provided on leaving the premises. Please use the sanitiser to clean your hands before wearing your mask.

The mask must cover your mouth and nose and be worn at all times unless your clinician asks you to remove it.

Please see latest NHS guidelines about COVID-19, including symptoms, testing, vaccination and staying at home. 

Please visit for the latest Government information about COVID-19.