Visiting restrictions at our hospitals.

Restricted visiting now in place Leicester’s Hospitals.


The restrictions, designed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), come into force from today (Sunday 15 March) across the Leicester Royal Infirmary, Glenfield Hospital and Leicester General Hospital.



Please DO NOT visit our hospitals if you have cold or flu-like symptoms or if you have had sickness or diarrhoea in the last 48 hours.



Appointments


If you have an appointment at our hospitals you should continue to attend this unless you are advised otherwise by us or you have a new continuous cough or a high temperature, in which case you should phone the number given in your appointment letter to check if you should attend.


If you are coming for an outpatient appointment or to the Emergency Department/ Clinical Decisions Unit, please do not bring more than one person to accompany you and where possible please do not bring children with you.


Visiting loved ones


The following restrictions are now in place:

Visiting between 6pm-8pm onlyNo more than 1-2 visitors per patient.


Please do not bring children under 16 to visit


Please wash your hands well and often.


For Neonatal, Maternity and Intensive Care visiting arrangements please contact the units directly.


We understand these arrangements will be difficult for some.


Discretion will be used for main carers and in exceptional circumstances including compassionate grounds.


Please speak to a member of staff if this applies to you.


Thank you for helping us to protect your loved ones, visitors and our staff.


Finding help


The UK’s Chief Medical Officer has announced that the country is now in the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus. The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is:


Stay at home for 7 days if you have either: a high temperature a new continuous cough.


Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. 

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.


Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service 


Only call 111 if you cannot get help online. Stay At Home advice can be found here


What else can you do?


Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.


Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:


Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.


Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.


Thank you for your support and co-operation as we do all we can to protect your loved ones, visitors and our staff.