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Visiting Restrictions During The Coronavirus

UPDATED 27 JULY 2020

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, like the whole NHS, is working to help respond safely to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Following national guidance we are putting temporary restrictions in place for patient visitors and will be asking the public to consider other ways of keeping in touch, such as phone calls.

Visiting is suspended with immediate effect and until further notice. 

The only exceptional circumstances where one visitor – an immediate family member or carer – will be permitted to visit are listed below. 

  • The patient you wish to visit is receiving end-of-life care
  • You are the birthing partner accompanying a woman in labour
  • You are a parent or appropriate adult visiting your child. 

  

20 week scans

From 27 July 2020, anyone having their 20 week anomaly scan at Leighton Hospital will be able to bring one adult with them to their scan appointment.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic we introduced a number of changes to the way we run all of our services. These changes meant that we could not permit anyone other than the pregnant service user to attend scans and appointments.

As we begin to move past the peak of the pandemic and the Government relaxes lockdown restrictions we are now able to review how we move forward.

In order to make this as safe as possible for you, your family, other families and our staff we ask that you adhere to the following guidance:

  • You must not attend if you either of you have any symptoms of Coronavirus
  • On arrival we ask that the person accompanying you waits in the car/outside the building while you check in. You will be asked if you or the person accompanying you have any covid symptoms.
  • When it is time for your scan you will be called on the number provided and asked to attend the antenatal clinic.
  • On arrival you must both sanitise your hands and wear the mask we provide
  • Guidance given by our staff as to where to sit in the scan room must be followed. There will be a view of the scan on a monitor screen.

 

Please contact the ward or department in advance to discuss appropriate arrangements. 

Your health, safety and wellbeing, that of our patients, communities and individuals and teams across the organisation remain our absolute priority. Please find other ways of keeping in touch with your loved ones in hospital, like phone and video calls. 

Everyone should follow the expert national guidance on social distancing and self-isolation, staying at home wherever possible, to help limit the spread of coronavirus, protect the most vulnerable people in our communities and our NHS. 

Thank you for your continued support and understanding at this challenging time.You are also reminded to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.

For the latest advice and guidance on Coronavirus click here.