We would like to remind people that you should not come to hospital unless absolutely necessary.

If you do need to visit the hospital, please be aware of the following changes we have made which will help to reduce the spread of infection. 

Wearing a face covering or face mask 

All patients and visitors will need to wear a face covering or a face mask when entering the hospital building.

You should bring your own face covering or mask, but we will provide you with one if needed.

You must also wear a face covering or mask if you are travelling to the hospital on public transport. 

There may be exceptions such as young children and people with breathing difficulties.

For further information, please speak to a member of staff. 

It's important that you wear and remove your mask properly, as this can be a source of infection otherwise - please watch this video and follow the instructions below:

How to wear a face mask

  1. Clean your hands with hand sanitiser, or soap and water
  2. Hold the mask with the coloured side away from you
  3. Hold the mask by the ear loops and place a loop around each ear
  4. Mould the stiff edge to the shape of your nose
  5. Pull the bottom of the mask over your mouth and chin
  6. Avoid touching the front of the mask

How to remove a face mask

  1. Avoid touching the front of the mask. Only touch the ear loops
  2. Hold both of the ear loops
  3. Gently lift and remove the mask
  4. Throw the mask in the designated clinical waste bin (yellow and black bag)
    or
    Place the mask into a plastic bag and then into your waste bag, if you are going to wear your mask home
  5. Clean your hands with hand sanitiser, or soap and water

Please remember that face masks are not an alternative to social distancing and good hand hygiene, which are the most important precautions we can take against infection. 

Social distancing 

We have installed a number of signs and stickers to reinforce the social distancing regulations.

You must keep two metres apart from other people and should walk on the left hand side of corridors and stairs. 

Further information

Please see also Visitor guidance.