Visiting at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital has been stopped with immediate effect as a means of further protecting patients and staff from Covid-19.
In light of soaring local infection rates and in line with the Government’s national restrictions, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is stopping all visiting to patients except in a small number of cases approved in advance by senior ward staff. These ‘compassionate visits’ will be accommodated for patients receiving end-of-life care, those with dementia or learning difficulties only. Birth partners will be allowed to accompany pregnant women during labour and for short, pre-booked slots before or after birth if required. Co-care givers will also continue to be accommodated in neonatal care. Full details can be found on our Hospital Visiting page.
Chief Executive Chris Long said:
All wards have been given access to iPads to help families to stay in touch with loved ones. Support staff are being made available to help with these as part of our plan to extend ‘virtual visiting’, which is already in place and working well on our Intensive Care Units.