WWL Updates Visiting Restrictions

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) is pleased to be able to increase the number of visitors across its sites.

From Tuesday 3rd May, in-patients at the Trust’s hospital sites will now be able to welcome two visitors following temporary restrictions that had to be put in place as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WWL’s Chief Nurse, Rabina Tindale says she is grateful to the local community for their continued support and understanding.

She said: “Again, we would like to say thank you to the public and our community for supporting us and continuing to adhere to guidelines as we begin to increase the number of visitors to our hospitals.

“Being able to visit loved ones during their time in hospital is vital to the wellbeing of both the patient and those who care for them and we’re glad that we’re now able to accommodate more than one visitor at a time for each patient.”

While restrictions will be lifted, traditional visiting hours will be replaced with designated times for visitors to see their loved ones. All patients will be allowed one visit per day and will be allocated a specific time slot.

And alongside allocated visiting times, social distancing and mask-wearing must also be adhered to.

Rabina added: “While we are delighted to be able to now welcome more than one visitor for patients, we must ask that, when visiting our hospital sites, people remain vigilant in following our current visiting policies.

“Please do only visit loved ones if you feel well and have no traditional COVID-19 symptoms. We would also urge visitors to continue to wear a mask when on any hospital or service site, using cleansing gels on entering and exiting buildings and practice good hand hygiene. The health, safety and wellbeing of the public, our patients, communities, and staff across the organisation continues to remain our absolute priority.”

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