Quality care for all

Coronavirus: information and advice

We want to keep you, your family, patients and our staff safe.

All of us have a responsibility to reduce the spread of infections diseases including coronavirus, so while you are here please follow our guidelines.

For the safety of patients and staff please do not visit if you or your household have had a positive test or have symptoms of Covid-19, norovirus or any other illnesses which can be a risk to others.

Thank you for helping us keep patients and staff safe. 

If you are coming into hospital for a planned operation, please read our advice on what to expect

If you are pregnant, please see our maternity page for information about your care during your pregnancy and birth.

Visitor advice

Please follow all our infection control measures if you need to come to hospital. 

  • You should not come to the hospital if you are feeling unwell, including with cold or flu symptoms

  • Wash or gel your hands as soon as you enter the building, a ward or unit

  • Visitors should only visit one patient, and not visit or assist other patients in a bay / ward

Patient information 

If you are on certain medications for your rheumatological condition you could be at a higher risk of complications should you contract Coronavirus. 

If you wish to register as a vulnerable patient with the government please follow this link:

The most up-to-date public guidance - including information about being tested for Coronavirus - is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus