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Updated Visitor Information – 13th July 2022

Essential visiting ONLY on COVID-19 wards 

As COVID-19 cases rise in the community we must ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and staff by reducing exposure in the hospital. 

Regrettably, we are restricting all visits to those patients on our COVID-19 wards to compassionate and essential visiting only for patients on End-of-Life care. Visiting for patients with Learning Disabilities, Dementia or those requiring additional support should be discussed with the nurse in charge of the ward. 

Please ensure that if you are visiting the hospital, you call the ward beforehand to check the current visiting status of that area either directly or on 01625 421000.

If you are able to visit, please ensure you wear a face mask at all times for everyone's safety. 

Many thanks for your ongoing understanding and cooperation. 

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.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 please do not enter the building. You and your household should isolate at home and follow Public Health England (PHE) guidelines.

Wearing a face mask does not change this.

Visiting patients: Visitor Information – 8th July 2022

With COVID-19 cases rising within the community, please could we ask anyone with symptoms or those feeling unwell not to come into our hospitals for visiting. If you are planning to visit, please follow Infection Prevention and Control measures.

Please continue to wear face masks when you visit our hospitals in order protect yourself, our patients, some of whom are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, and our staff.

All visiting is with the agreement of the ward manager who has responsibility for overseeing safe practice on the ward. Visitors will be able to book appointments by speaking to the relevant ward directly or via switchboard on 01625 421000.

We would like to thank all staff, patients and relatives for their continued cooperation and understanding at this time.

Go to gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest information about coronavirus and access an online service that can tell you if you need medical help.