Hospital welcomes visitors back on wards
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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."