King’s Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Visiting restrictions have been further relaxed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

Following fresh national guidance, from this Monday patients are allowed up to two visitors at any one time between 2pm and 8pm daily.

Booking will no longer be necessary for visits, but it is recommended that visitors contact wards in advance, a spokesperson said.

Outpatients will continue to be allowed to bring a chaperone 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 in place including all visitors wearing facemasks and hand hygiene practices on arrival and departure from the hospital and on wards.

Visitors are also being encouraged to take a Lateral Flow Test before attending.

Alice Webster, chief nurse at QEH, said: “We know how important visiting is for our patients’ 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.”

Please do not visit any hospital or healthcare facility if you have any symptoms of Covid, are a close contact of someone who is confirmed with the virus or if you have symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting within 48 hours of the planned visit.