Hospital welcomes visitors back on wards

Patients are being asked to nominate a named visitor.

Patients are being asked to nominate a named visitor. - Credit: Submitted

Visitors have been safely welcomed back to see patients in wards at Torbay Hospital.

In line with the national guidance and the easing of lockdown restrictions, a one-visitor, one-patient, one-hour, one-day system has been introduced.

Each patient will be asked to nominate a named visitor, who will be able to visit once a day for one hour.

Each visitor will be allocated an individual visiting time to make sure the visits can be safely managed on each ward.

A Torbay Hospital spokesperson said: "We will need everyone's continued support to get this right and keep our patients, our staff and our visitors as safe as possible."

Guidelines for visitors include:

  • arriving and leaving in time with your allocated visiting time
  • washing your hands or using the hand sanitiser when you arrive and when you leave and wearing your face mask at all times when in the buildings
  • submitting your details to NHS track and trace every time you visit
  • updating your family and friends after your visit.

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Hospital bosses will continue to regularly review visiting arrangements in line with NHS and Government guidance and local public health advice.

The spokesperson added: "We would like to thank everyone for their ongoing patience and understanding during what has been a particularly challenging time."