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Please adhere to safety measures demonstrated above when visiting our hospitals.
You should wear a face mask or face covering on entrance to our hospitals, and throughout the duration of your visit. If you forget to bring one, there will be face masks available at the entrances, but it is important these are picked up and put on correctly to avoid contamination.
When entering a ward or department, you will be asked to swap any face coverings for a surgical face mask.
*Exceptions to wearing a face covering are allowed on an individual basis for vulnerable people, people with disabilities, children, and those with certain medical conditions.
You should avoid close contact with anyone you do not live with. Across our hospitals, we’re asking patients and visitors to protect themselves and each other, by aiming to keep a 2m distance at all times.
When you are walking through our hospitals, look out for signs and follow instructions. To help stay 2m apart from others, please walk on the left in corridors at a steady pace.
If you are using a lift, you will notice that restrictions are in place. Only two people are allowed per lift, and they should stand on the yellow floor markers.
If you’re using the stairs, these are now one way, so some stairs are for going up, and some will be for going down. Look out for the signs, and if the stairs you want to use are for the wrong direction, ask a member of staff where the next staircase is.
Washing or sanitising your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others in our hospitals.
You should wash or sanitise your hands for roughly 20 seconds. If you do not have immediate access to soap and water then use alcohol-based hand rub. Alcohol gel dispensers are by most beds and at the entrances of all wards for patients and visitors to use. It’s good practise to use these as and when you can during your visit.