Hospital appointment? Here’s what you must do

Communications TeamNews

Coming to hospital for your outpatient appointment? Here’s what you need to know to keep safe.

We’re restarting some clinics but we need everyone to follow new measures to protect you and our staff during Covid-19.

From Monday, (June 15), the Government has announced all patients and visitors to hospital – so, Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull Women and Children’s Hospital, Eye Hospital, the Queen’s Centre Castle Hill Hospital and East Riding Community Hospital as well as any other hospital building – must cover their faces

You can wear your own mask or use a buff, bandana or scarf tied around your face, providing it covers your nose and mouth.

All NHS staff will be wearing surgical face masks. Social distancing will be in place with fewer seats in our waiting rooms, 2m distance markers on floors and screens at reception desks.

Ample hand-washing facilities or hand sanitizing stations are in place. Please use them before entering or leaving departments and clinics.

Please come for your appointment on your own if you can as near to your appointment time as possible. If you need someone with you, please limit it to one person and they must also wear a face covering. They may be asked to wait outside until you’re ready for collection because our space is so limited.

By taking these steps together and with your support, we can all stay as safe as possible.