Visiting arrangements for adult and children’s wards

We are further restricting visiting to our hospital to help tackle the spread of COVID-19 in order to protect both our patients and our staff.
 
With effect from Wednesday 25 March we will not allow any visitors to our hospital, with a few exceptions.
 
Maternity – See Maternity Services
Neonatal Ward – Mother only between 9am and 5 pm.
Paediatrics – one parent/guardian only.  Strictly no siblings.
Patients at the end of life – in the upsetting and difficult circumstances where patients may be at the end of their life, the decision for visiting will be down to the nurse in charge.
Emergency department – one other person only if needed.
Outpatients – please try to attend your appointment alone. Patients needing support are permitted to being along one carer only.
Maternity scans and Antenatal appointments – See Maternity Services
In exceptional circumstances please discuss with ward staff.
 
From Friday 5 June, visiting arrangements for hospitals is now at the discretion of individual Trusts. At KGH and NGH we are continuing with current restrictions as we believe this helps to keep our patients and staff safe and reduces the risk of cross infection. See the full message to our patients. A range of arrangements are available for you to keep in touch with a relative/loved one in hospital.
 
On arrival to any ward or department, all visitors should wash their hands thoroughly (for 20 seconds at least) or use the hand sanitiser provided. We also ask that you use the hand sanitiser on leaving the ward or department.