Visiting restrictions are being further relaxed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.
Following fresh national guidance, from Monday, June 13 patients will be allowed to have up to two visitors at any one time, between 2pm and 8pm daily.
Booking will no longer be necessary for visits, but it is a recommended that visitors contact wards in advance.
Outpatients will continue to be allowed to bring a chaperone to accompany them to appointments and compassionate visiting for those patients with dementia, at end-of-life, with learning disabilities, autism, mental health problems, children and maternity remains in place.
Some rules will remain at the hospital and this includes all visitors wearing facemasks while on wards and in other areas where they are interacting with patients.
Visitors will be encouraged to wear facemasks elsewhere while on site and will be required to continue adequate hand hygiene practices on arrival and departure from the hospital, as well as entry and exit from wards.
Visitors are also being encouraged to take a Lateral Flow Test before attending the trust, to provide an additional layer of safety, the hospital said.
Alice Webster, chief nurse at QEH said: “We know how important visiting is for our patient’s recovery so it’s fantastic news that we are able to further relax our visiting restrictions to allow longer visiting hours and up to two visitors at a time per patient.
“We will continue monitoring the situation carefully, and ensuring Hands, Face, Ventilate guidance is followed, so that our patients, staff and visitors are all kept safe.”
- Do not visit any hospital or healthcare facility if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, are a close contact of someone who is confirmed COVID-19 or if you have symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting within 48 hours of the planned visit.