The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn has tightened visiting rules during the coronavirus pandemic.
Visiting is no longer allowed on wards until further notice – only with the following exceptions:
- One parent permitted to accompany children
- One birthing partner permitted to attend the maternity department
- One carer is permitted to the emergency department, but must remain with the patient at all times
- Exceptions can be discussed with ward managers if a relative is receiving end-of-life care
A hospital spokesman said the new restrictions was to to reduce the number of visitors to the site to protect patients.
Inpatients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and patients awaiting test results for COVID-19 should not receive visitors.