Further relaxing of visiting introduced at Morecambe Bay hospitals
28th April 2021
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust media release
Further relaxing of visiting is being introduced for patients at hospitals across the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust from tomorrow (Thursday 29 April).
Initially this will be for patients who have already stayed longer than seven days in the following wards:
Visitors will be limited to three per week and each patient will initially have one designated visitor. This is to protect patients, visitors and staff during the ongoing pandemic.
Visiting to the organisation's hospital sites throughout the pandemic has been permitted for the following situations:
To organise visiting, visitors should ring the ward their loved one is staying in, or the main hospital switchboard number (01539 732288) and they will be transferred to the appropriate ward/department. Visiting will take place between 2pm and 3pm or 3pm to 4pm each day.
The ward clerk will directly book visitor requests. Bookings will be taken between the hours of 10am and 12md Monday to Friday. Patients will only be allowed one designated visitor and only one booking at a time can be made other than a Friday when arrangements for weekend and the following Monday can be made.
Visitors will be limited to three visits per week to allow all patients eligible for visits to have the same access to their loved ones.
Visitors will be advised to complete Lateral Flow Tests (ordered through the national government system) and complete twice weekly testing during weeks that they are visiting their loved ones.
Information sheets will be available on the ward and at the main entrances for visitors to support them in visiting safely.
If anyone has any queries they can contact the Trust Patient Advice and Liaison Team on 01539 715577.