Updated visiting arrangements

4 Nov 2021, 7 p.m.

The NHS in Gloucestershire has reviewed visiting arrangements and will be making the following changes from Wednesday 9 February 2022

From Wednesday 9 February 2022, one visitor per patient will be allowed for one hour each day on adult wards. Visitors must book visits beforehand, at a prearranged time between 11am and 8pm. The updated arrangements will apply to community hospitals and mental health inpatient units across the county as well as at our hospitals.

There will continue to be some exceptions in special circumstances and where patients would benefit from a carer being with them. For example, for ongoing personal, physical and emotional care and support whilst in hospital. This might include patients with learning disabilities, dementia, cognitive impairment or other vulnerabilities. Other circumstances where exceptions can be made include visiting on compassionate grounds such as when the patient is at end of life.

Craig Bradley, Deputy Chief Nurse and Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are really pleased to be able to invite visitors back into our wards as we know just how difficult it has been for families, friends and loved ones not to be able to visit since we implemented restrictions to keep our patients and staff safe and help to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in our hospitals.”

Information:

Full visiting guidance is available on our visiting page

Maternity services

Maternity visiting can be found here

We are really pleased to be able to invite visitors back into our wards as we know just how difficult it has been for families, friends and loved ones not to be able to visit

Craig Bradley, Deputy Chief Nurse and Director of Infection Prevention and Control
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