Until further notice, visiting across Furness General Hospital, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Westmorland General Hospital and Millom Hospital is only permitted if:
The patient is receiving end-of-life care
The visitor is a birthing partner for a woman in labour or to their 20-week scan
The visitor is a parent or appropriate adult visiting their child
The visitor is supporting someone with dementia, a learning disability, autism, or something similar - where not being present would cause the patient to be distressed. For patients with dementia, John’s campaign is available for one family member/carer to visit and support the patient as needed
Visitors for the above must be agreed with the nurse in charge of the ward before attending the hospital. Please agree one main point of contact per patient and this should be the only person that contacts the ward by telephone to arrange visiting.
The public should not visit any health and care settings if they are unwell (especially if they have a high temperature; a new, persistent cough; or a loss or change to their sense of smell and taste). If they do feel unwell, they can use the NHS 111 online service at https://111.nhs.uk/ for advice.