17th Jan, 2022

Visiting restrictions at University Hospital in Coventry amid coronavirus crisis

John Carlon 19th Mar, 2020

BOSSES at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire have brought in visiting restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Only one visitor over the age of 12 can see a patient.

Children are not allowed on wards.

The hospital, at Walsgrave tated there are exemptions for end-of-life care, birthing partners and visitors who need accompanying.

UHCW said: “We now have visiting restrictions in place at UHCW hospitals – in order to protect patients and staff we are asking the public to limit visiting and to consider other ways of keeping in touch, such as phone calls.

“Do not visit our hospitals or any healthcare setting if you are unwell, especially if you have a high temperature or a new, persistent cough.

“Please also stay away if you are vulnerable as a result of medication, a chronic illness or are over 70 years of age.”

“Slightly different rules apply to paediatrics, maternity and neonates which are:

Paediatrics: One parent or carer, open visiting hours, no under 16s

Maternity: Restricted to one named visitor, not interchangable, open visiting hours, no under 16s

Neonates: Maximum of two parents or carers, open visiting hours, no under 16s

“Thank you for helping us to protect your loved ones, visitors and our staff.”

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