Attending our hospitals
If you come to one of our hospitals, we ask that you follow these safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. You may also be asked to take some extra precautions by our staff.
Do not attend if you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19
The only exceptions are if you:
- have told a member of our hospital staff that you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19, and they have advised you to come into hospital
- need emergency or urgent care
- are in labour.
Do not arrive too early
Aim to arrive at the department no earlier than 10 minutes before your appointment time. This is to reduce the number of people in our waiting rooms.
Wear a face mask in patient-facing clinical areas
Face masks are required in all clinical areas, with the exception of children’s services.
Areas where masks are required will be clearly marked with signage, pictured here:
You should also wear a face mask in all our hospital buildings if:
- you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19
- you are at higher risk from COVID-19. For example, if you are severely immunosuppressed.
Clean your hands regularly
We encourage all patients and visitors to wash their hands before and after visiting. Hand-washing stations and sanitisers are available throughout the hospital.