COVID-19: Visiting our inpatient units
We updated our visiting arrangements at our rehabilitation units in line with new national guidance.
The changes offer greater flexibility and will help make it easier for you to see friends, family and loved ones on our wards. We are pleased to be able to offer more visiting hours and opportunity, and we know the positive impact this will have on our patients and their recovery.
The changes mean:
- All units will be open to visitors between 11am-7pm, apart from during the set meal times at each unit.
- Visitors no longer need to provide evidence of a negative Lateral Flow Test (LFT)
- Service users can receive two visitors at a time and as many different visitors as they like over the course of their stay.
- Visitor are only required to complete a visiting disclaimer on their first visit to the units.
Visitors may still be expected to wear face masks in certain circumstances. We are unable to permit anyone not wearing a face mask to visit the unit where this rule is in place.
Please do not visit our units if you have tested positive for Covid-19, have any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or are feeling unwell. Where a face-to-face visit is not possible, due to family member or friend self-isolating or unable to travel, then virtual visits and telephone calls will continue to be supported.
Please be aware there may be Covid positive service users on some of our wards. Please go directly to the person you are visiting and when you leave, please leave the building directly.
Visiting for people under the age of 18 will be at the discretion of the Unit Lead or the nurse in charge. These visits, if agreed, will need to be prebooked with the unit team.
Our rehabilitation services aim to help people to regain independence or prevent admission to hospital through a planned programme of therapy.
Our multi-disciplinary rehabilitation teams can include nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, therapy assistants, community mental health nurses and speech and language therapists. We see people at home but also work in inpatient rehabilitation units for more intensive rehabilitation.
Our rehabilitation teams
Rehabilitation therapy programmes to help people to manage the effect of their long term conditions at home and regain independence.
Inpatient rehabilitation units
Short, intensive rehabilitation to help people return home safely after a hospital stay or to prevent an admission.