Mask wearing in our hospital and health centres is now a personal choice for patients, staff and visitors, apart from in specific circumstances. We support anyone whose personal choice it is to continue to wear a face mask in any setting.
Face masks are available at our sites and hand gel is provided at most entry/exit points to departments. Patients within any respiratory pathway or with any respiratory symptoms should be encouraged to wear a face mask if tolerated.
We ask that visitors continue to take sensible steps to keep everyone safe. Please do not visit if you are unwell – in particular with signs or symptoms of respiratory infection such as flu or COVID-19, diarrhoea and vomiting or other infectious illnesses.
For the most up to date information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please visit the dedicated NHS Coronavirus page.