Frimley Park Hospital sets out restrictions on visiting

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Please note the following information comes directly from Frimley Park Hospital.

Updated visitor guidance – response to COVID-19 coronavirus

We are asking the public to limit visiting and to consider other ways of keeping in touch, like phone calls.

Visitors must be immediate family members or carers.

They should not visit any health and care settings, and this applies to all inpatient, diagnostic and outpatient areas, if they are:

  • unwell, especially if they have a high temperature or a new, persistent cough
  • vulnerable as a result of their medication, a chronic illness or they are over 70 years of age.

Visitors should be limited to one per patient unless:

  • the patient is receiving end-of-life care
  • the visitor needs to be accompanied – accompanying visitors should not stay in patient, ward or communal areas, and this applies to inpatient and outpatient settings
  • they are a partner and birthing partner accompanying a woman in labour.

No children under 12 should be visiting without the ward sister or charge nurse’s prior permission.

Hospitals and other health and care settings will restrict visiting to one hour per day at designated visiting times.

Slightly different rules apply to paediatrics and neonates – two visitors are allowed and this may include a child under 12.

We ask for the public’s help in respecting these rules.

Consideration of all patients

We ask that all our visitors are mindful that the patient they are visiting may tire easily and other patients on the ward may be resting, so please keep noise to a minimum during your visit.

Infection prevention and control

The Trust considers the safety of its patients as a top priority and has a raft of measures in place to protect against the spread of infections like MRSA and Clostridium difficile. You can help us protect our patients by using the hand gel available from dispensers positioned at the front of the hospital, at the entrance and exit of all wards and at the patients’ bedside.