Due to rising levels of Coronavirus infections in the community Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has taken the difficult decision to suspend most visiting until further notice.
This decision was not taken lightly and has been made to keep all staff and patients safe across the Trust and help play an important role in limiting further spread of Covid-19.
The following exceptions are in place where visiting can continue:
- Where a patient is receiving end of life care – up to four visitors will be welcome
- Carers supporting someone, for instance with dementia or a learning disability.
Visiting to maternity and children’s services remain unchanged.
Please note, before entering a ward, visitors will be asked to take a Lateral Flow Test and will be supported to do this by a staff member.
A breakdown of current visiting rules can be found on the Trust website, here.