From 7 March 2022, visitors are permitted to visit most ward areas from 11.00am to 5.00pm daily with two fully vaccinated visitors per patient per day.
In Maternity one vaccinated support person is welcome for the birth and postnatal period. The support person is able to come and go from Maternity between 6.30am and 5pm. After 5pm support persons can leave, but not return until 6.30am unless in an emergency situation. Two fully vaccinated visitors may also attend Maternity during visiting hours, from 11am to 1pm & 3pm to 5pm daily.
Visitors who are close contacts are not permitted to visit at any time and unfortunately, children are also not permitted to visit.
Visitors are not permitted in the Emergency Department or Day Surgery Unit unless they meet exceptional circumstances.
Under exceptional circumstances, visiting for children, end of life and those with special needs may be approved by the General Manager or Director of Nursing.
RAT/PCR for Visitors
Visitors do not require a RAT/PCR to enter the hospital unless:
- Visitors staying 4 hours or more
- Visitors/boarders staying overnight
- Visitors visiting immune compromised patients or babies in SCN
- Non- vaccinated Visitors (for End of Life patients only)
Those requiring testing will be notified and tested by clinical staff on presentation to the hospital.
All visitors must be asymptomatic, must socially distance and must be prepared to wear a surgical mask at all times or you will be asked to leave.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and as always we will keep you updated as this changes.