From Monday 10 May, visiting restrictions at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford Hospitals will be lifted in some areas following the drop in local and national infection rates.
Dr Kanchan Rege, Chief Medical Officer for the Trust, said: “We are really pleased to be able to gradually lift our visiting restrictions in a safe, secure and controlled way. We need to ensure that we maintain a safe environment for our staff, visitors and patients who are vulnerable to Covid-19. To do this we need everyone to follow the rules that we have in place when coming to our hospital sites, with enforced social distancing, mask wearing or a visor, utilising the hand sanitising stations and taking notice of the signage that we have installed across our sites. We would also encourage visitors to participate in the twice weekly lateral flow testing that is available here:
“We do still have some areas that will not be able to accommodate visitors, such as our Covid receiving wards and this has been incredibly difficult for our patients. However we are continuing to support them through our Letters to Loved Ones initiative and by using the iPad facilities that are available on our wards.
“Our staff have worked tremendously hard over the last year and I would like to thank everyone for their continued support, during what has been the most challenging of times.”
For more information on our visiting restrictions please see our Trust website and social media channels for details.