From Friday 21 August 2020, we will be ceasing visiting of inpatients at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH). The reason for this is because of the increased sustained transmission in the local community.
Please be assured that this is NOT due to detection of COVID-19 within the hospital but rather to ensure we continue to keep the safety of our patients and staff our main priority by maintaining our negative status.
In order to maintain safety, we are preventing visitors from entering the hospital site. Please attend your appointment alone if you are able to do so, accompanying guests will not be permitted to wait with you.
Patients may be accompanied where appropriate and necessary to assist with the patient’s communication and/or to meet the patient’s health or social care needs. This includes:
Anyone accompanying a patient must follow the infection control guidance provided to them, which includes having temperature taken, sanitising your hands, wearing a mask and wearing additional PPE in clinical areas of the hospital. Please contact us before your visit if you would like to ask questions.
We will be reviewing the situation in the community weekly and taking advice from Public Health England (PHE) to continue to keep our hospital a safe environment for everyone.