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VISITING / ATTENDING LHCH, FROM JULY 19TH 2021

As announced by the Prime Minister earlier this week, from Monday 19th July 2021 the majority of Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted across England. Many of the safety measures that have been in place for use in public settings such as social distancing and face coverings will be down to personal choice.

However from Monday 19th July 2021, it is important to note that the existing safety measures in place at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital will remain until further notice

This means that patients and visitors will still be asked to wear face coverings, maintain social distancing, undertake asymptomatic testing if/when required, and there remains a pause on visitors attending the hospital - some exceptions still apply (see below). 

As cases of Covid-19 are still prevalent in Liverpool and across the local region, we are continuing with our measures to protect all our patients, families and staff.

For those who attend Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital from 19th July, please remember that we are here to keep you safe and we kindly request your continued support to help us do this.

Thank you for your ongoing support and co-operation. 


 

VISITING AT LIVERPOOL HEART AND CHEST HOSPITAL PAUSED

Please note that due to the current rate and presentation of covid in the region, patient visiting continues to be paused.

This measure is in place across Cheshire and Merseyside to maintain patient safety and reduce the risk of spread of covid within hospitals.

The following inpatient visiting exceptions apply

  • Patients who are receiving end of life care may receive a maximum of 2 visitors, and they must provide a negative daily lateral flow test result
  • One carer who is supporting someone with a mental health issue, such as dementia, a learning disability, autism or other similar complex condition, where not being present would cause the patient distress
  • Patients who are admitted as an emergency through Cath Labs, will be allowed one visitor to follow them through Cath Labs to ACU until they are settled
  • In exceptional cases, consideration will be given to individual requests following a comprehensive risk assessment.

Outpatient appointments

  • If it is necessary for a patient attend LHCH for an outpatient appointment, they should attend alone.
  • Where it is not possible to attend alone, either due to potential psychological distress or physical support, one person may accompany the patient to Outpatient Department. Both patient and visitor should wear a face covering.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our patients, visitors and staff across the organisation remains our absolute priority. We will support all families to find other ways of keeping in touch with their loved ones in hospital eg phone and video calls, and we encourage patients to stay in touch via their own personal device. Any family members who have a concern are advised to contact the nurse in charge or ward manager.