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George Eliot hospital to ease visiting restrictions

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George Eliot Hospital is easing visiting restrictions from Friday 11 March 2022 in line with national guidance.

Patients will be allowed a maximum of two bedside visitors once per day for one hour between 1pm and 8pm. This will be by a pre-booked appointment only.

Visitors will be required to wear a surgical face mask while visiting the hospital and must maintain social distancing where possible. The hospital’s restaurant will remain for staff use only.

Friends and family need to call the relevant ward area to request a visit. They will be asked a series of health questions before the visit and these will be repeated on arrival to reduce potential spread of infection to other patients, visitors or hospital staff. Visitors are being asked to enter the hospital through the main entrance only.

George Eliot Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer, Daljit Athwal, said: “Visiting brings comfort to our patients but also to their family, friends and carers. That’s why I am delighted we are able to ease many of our rules following the change in national guidance.

“However, we must remain vigilant and I am asking for people’s support by wearing a mask when visiting, using hand gel and staying socially distant from staff and other visitors where possible. We must work hard together to limit the spread of infections and viruses such as COVID-19. Our hospital looks after the most vulnerable in our society and we must do all we can to keep them safe.”

Visitors are also asked not to visit facilities if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or have come into contact recently with anyone with the virus.

Further information can be found on our visiting web page. Any further easing of restrictions will be included on our website Visiting times (geh.nhs.uk)

Restrictions may vary depending on the circumstances of individual wards and the level of infection being experienced.

Visiting rules to our Maternity Department remain unchanged and can be found here

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