Due to the ongoing risks associated with coronavirus (COVID-19), visiting at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) will remain temporarily suspended.
In exceptional circumstances, one visitor (an immediate family member or carer) is permitted to visit if:
The patient is receiving end-of-life care
The visitor is a birthing partner accompanying a woman in labour
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
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 or a new, persistent cough); are vulnerable as a result of their medication; have a chronic illness; or are over 70 years of age.