4 January 2023
As COVID-19, flu and other respiratory infection rates in our local communities rise, and we continue to see new cases in our hospitals, it is vital that we all stay vigilant and help to keep each other and our patients safe.
This is why we have made the decision to re-introduce mandatory mask-wearing, unless medically exempt.
Please see below for an overview of updated guidelines around PPE, hygiene and other infection prevention control measures:
- Staff, patients and visitors must wear hospital-supplied Type IIR surgical masks in all clinical and public areas in the main buildings at Princess Royal Hospital, Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. This includes all adjacent areas, the main corridors, reception areas and waiting areas.
- Visitors who are medically exempt from wearing face masks are discouraged from visiting, especially where their visit would take them into areas where immunocompromised patients are present, and cohorted areas.
- Inpatients are encouraged to wear masks unless they are medically exempt or unable due to interference with their treatment.
- Hands must be sanitised and washed regularly.