The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn.

Routine and elective treatment is to restart at King’s Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital but visiting restrictions remain in place.

During the peak of the pandemic, routine consultations were carried out virtually or by telephone.

And, as routine treatment returns, the hospital is reminding patients and visitors to wear a mask. They must also use the hand sanitiser stations when entering and leaving the hospital. 

Floor stickers have been placed throughout corridors of the main building to help with social distancing. 

Hospital bosses have said visiting was still only allowed in exceptional circumstances, including end-of-life situations, birthing partners, parents of children and where a patient has particular needs such as a learning disability or mental health issue. 

Patients and visitors must not attend appointments if they should be self-isolating because either they or someone close to them has, or has had, COVID-19 symptoms including a high temperature, new continuous cough or loss or change to their sense of smell or taste.

  • A hospital spokesman said today the QEH currently has seven patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 – an increase of four cases since last week. There has been no further coronavirus-related deaths and the figure remained at 152. There has now been five more discharges bringing the total to 291.