Hospital inpatient visits stopped
“We never take these decisions lightly, however we have a duty to protect our patients and our staff”
The rules for visiting patients in hospital have changed due to rising levels of COVID-19 cases. From today no inpatient visitors will be allowed at the Horton General Hospital, or other Oxford University Hospitals trust sites, although there are a limited number of exceptions.
Sam Foster, Chief Nursing Officer at the Trust, said: “We never take these decisions lightly, however we have a duty to protect our patients and our staff. With COVID-19 cases rising in the community, we have to do all that we can to keep everyone safe.”
Some allowances are being made for limited visits in maternity, to see children and for patients at the end of their life.
Patients attending the Trust’s Emergency Departments, Emergency Assessment Units, and Outpatient Departments are expected to be unaccompanied unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Oxford University Hospitals Trust says that their ‘Keep in Touch’ service is available for those who cannot visit their loved ones.
Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam