Attending our hospitals
When you come to our hospitals, you should maintain social distancing wherever possible and try to come alone if you can. You may also be asked to take extra precautions by the staff at our hospitals.
Last updated: 17 July 2020
The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) patients we are treating in our hospitals has reduced significantly in recent weeks. As a result, we are able to increase the range of services available for patients with other conditions.
If you have been invited to come in for a face-to-face appointment at our hospitals, you will see we have introduced measures to help people stay safe and keep their distance, including our new signs around the hospitals.
We have made changes to our services and restricted visiting in our hospitals as part of our response to coronavirus (COVID-19). If you need to attend our hospitals, you should:
wear a face covering if you have to attend our hospitals
attend appointments by yourself if you can, to minimise the spread of infection
follow social distancing guidelines in our hospitals by keeping 2 metres apart from staff and members of the public
cover your mouth and nose with a tissue if you cough or sneeze, and bin the tissue straight away
regularly wash your hands or use hand sanitiser
You may be asked to wear a face mask when entering certain clinical areas, which will be provided by staff at our hospitals. As soon as you enter our buildings, you must wear your own face mask or other protective equipment in line with national guidance.
It's important to seek medical help if you feel very unwell or think something is seriously wrong. Call NHS 111 for medical help, or 999 for life threatening emergencies, like a suspected heart attack or stroke.