Visitors are asked to assist us in protecting our patients from infections by:
- Staying at home if you have a cold, infection or stomach upset and only visiting if you have had no symptoms for at least 48 hours or – if you feel your visit is essential – first ringing the ward for advice
- Keeping children, especially babies, at home because they are vulnerable to germs and infections brought into hospital
- Washing your hands before and after your ward visit, using soap and water or hospital hand gel dispensers on wards
- Using the chairs at patients’ bedsides to sit on, not their beds.