Visiting restrictions in place at Cirencester Hospital due to coronavirus outbreak

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THE NHS in Gloucestershire has announced that it is restricting visiting to hospitals as a precautionary step from today (Saturday, March 14).

Trust leaders say that the action is a responsible and proactive measure to take as part of coronavirus (COVID-19) preparedness.

The policy will apply to Stroud Hospital, The Vale Hospital in Dursley, Cirencester Hospital, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital.

Professor Steve Hams, director of quality and chief nurse at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “The number one priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our patients and that is true right across the NHS in Gloucestershire.

“We understand that these restrictions will be difficult for some patients and their loved ones but at the same time, I think there will be real understanding of why we are taking this precautionary and responsible step.”

John Trevains, director of nursing, therapies and quality at Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust said: “While the current number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) is low in the county, it is right that we plan ahead and take proportionate actions that are in the best interests of patient care and safety.

“We also need to support our excellent hospital staff across the NHS in Gloucestershire so they can continue to focus all their efforts on the people they are caring for.”

Restrictions:

Visiting hours are restricted to 1pm – 6pm (7 days a week)

Those who should NOT visit the hospitals:
*People with a fever, cough, shortness of breath
*People with symptoms of diarrhoea or vomiting (existing/permanent
advice) 
* Children and young people under the age of 16
*People over the age of 70 and/or with a long term health condition are advised to carefully consider their health and wellbeing and speak to ward staff before planning a visit.

Also:
* Only one visitor per patient per visit (maximum of two visitors a day).
* All visitors are asked to follow infection control advice from ward staff.

Patients and the public will be informed when restrictions are lifted.

Maternity wards and units:

* Only one person will be able to accompany women in labour and we are asking that no other members of family or friends attend our units

* Partners only to visit on the Maternity Ward, Delivery Suite and Birth Units

*No children or young people under
16 to visit

* All visitors are asked to follow infection control advice from ward staff

Children’s Ward at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital:

Open visiting with the following restrictions:

* Only one visitor per child (maximum of two visitors per day)

* Visiting to children’s wards is restricted to parents/ carers only

* No siblings or young people under the age of
16 should visit

* All visitors are asked to follow infection control advice from ward staff

Compassionate grounds:

Exceptions may be made for relatives hoping to visit on compassionate grounds. These visitors are being asked to telephone the ward and speak to staff if they wish to visit outside the specified hours.

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