Responsible Visiting

Please help protect your friends and relatives

  • Do not visit if feeling unwell with sickness, diarrhoea, fever, sore throat or flu
     
  • Do not visit for at least 48 hours after symptoms have stopped if you have had diarrhoea and/or vomiting. Spreading nasty bugs to people who are already unwell may mean they become more poorly or take longer to recover
     
  • Do not sit on patient beds
     
  • Follow our visiting policy, especially if restrictions are in place. If you are unable to do so seek advice from ward staff
     
  • Only two visitors should be at the bedside at any one time
     
  • Wash hands regularly with soap and warm water and use the hand gel provided especially after using the toilet
     
  • It is ok to ask staff if they have washed their hands
     
  • Check with staff about bringing in food items. Wrapped sweets are preferable to unwrapped
     
  • Talk to staff if you have concerns about the cleanliness of the ward or public areas
     
  • Use public toilets not patient toilets and remember to wash your hands

If in doubt ask a member of staff for advice.