To keep our patients, visitors and staff safe, all of our current infection, prevention and control measures will remain in place across Newcastle Hospitals after 19 July.
Pre-booking visitor slots will also remain in place and patients should continue to attend appointments alone if at all possible, unless they need support from a carer or are under 18-years-old.
Currently, we are very busy and our priority is to keep everyone as safe as possible, particularly as we are looking after the most vulnerable people.
You can help us by:
- Continuing to wear face masks in hospital and clinics
- Social distancing – staying at least two metres apart from other people
- Cleaning your hands regularly – by using our hand gel dispensers and hand-washing facilities
These key infection prevention control measures are really important in keeping our hospitals safe and will also help us to continue to provide treatment that our patients need.
Maurya Cushlow, Executive Chief Nurse at Newcastle Hospitals said: “The safety of our patients remains our top priority and our staff will continue to wear their face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) after Monday 19 July. We are asking all of our patients and visitors to continue to wear a face covering – or mask when they are in hospital – and to follow the other measures we have in place to keep everyone safe.
“We have high numbers of cases of coronavirus across the North East at present and we all have a part to play in limiting the spread of infection so we can continue to protect our staff, visitors and patients, many of whom are vulnerable.”