Could we please remind people if they are visiting our hospitals to take precautions to keep our patients, staff and visitors safe.

At this time of year, we see an increase in the number of COVID-19, flu and norovirus (winter vomiting bug) cases.

To help prevent the spread of these winter viruses, please take the following precautions if you are visiting our hospitals:

Hand washing:

Always clean your hands using soap and water or alcohol hand gel:

  • Before and after contact with a patient
  • Every time you enter or leave a patient’s room, or other wards.

Face masks:

  • When visiting the Emergency Department (ED), please consider wearing a face mask to protect yourself and others
  • If you want to wear a face mask when visiting other areas of our hospitals, face masks remain available at all hospital entrances and ward areas.

Please protect our patients by not visiting someone in hospital if you have:

  • Flu-like symptoms (cough, fever, cold)
  • If you know you have COVID-19 or flu, or any other infections
  • Diarrhoea and/or vomiting within the last two days.