Visiting arrangements to LHCH paused from Saturday 19th September
We recognise the importance of visitors for our patients as well as for families and friends. However, given the increasing incidence of COVID-19 cases in the community, and increasing pressures on our services, we have decided to pause this process.
We understand that patients and their families may be disappointed by this decision, and appreciate how difficult is it to be separated from loved ones during these uncertain times.
However the safety of our colleagues and patients remains our priority, and we believe it is the right time to respond as a Trust to help limit the potential spread of infection.
This means that, from Saturday 19th September, visiting arrangements will once again be limited to:
- Patients who are receiving end of life care
- Patients who are admitted as an emergency and who need to be accompanied by an anxious relative
- Carers of patients who need to be accompanied.
The Family Liaison Team will be contacting all relatives to explain and cancel visits anticipated for Saturday and Sunday.
If you have a loved one in hospital at LHCH
Where possible please try to stay in touch with them through their own electronic device OR you can use our email account: firstname.lastname@example.org to send them a letter.
All our wards have iPads available for patients to stay in contact with loved ones via video calls (Facetime, Zoom etc) and our ward staff are always happy to assist. Where possible, please try not to call the wards directly.
Our Family Liaison Team will also aim to call inpatients’ named contacts to provide regular updates.
Where possible please can we ask that people don't bring personal items in to the hospital. In the event that a personal item is essential, for example a phone or ipad, then this must be arranged in advance with the patient’s ward or our Family Liaison Team.
Please note that toiletries are available.
If you have an urgent query, please contact:
Family Liaison Team
Tel: 0151 600 1768 / 1042