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Update to Adult Inpatient Visiting Arrangements

From Thursday 6th May 2021, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals will partially relax its visiting arrangements for adult inpatient areas which will see the following changes:

  • Patients will be allowed one visitor per day lasting a maximum of one hour between the times of either 2pm – 3pm or 6pm – 7pm (seven days per week). Arrangements to visit a patient need to be made directly with the relevant ward.
    • Some wards, such as Critical Care, may have further flexibility on these times.
    • Please note that some of our surgical wards which include Ward 11 at Royal Preston Hospital and Leyland Ward and Sellers Ward at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital will not yet be accepting visitors under these arrangements. This will be under regular review.
  • In order to gain access to the ward, visitors are requested to provide evidence of a negative rapid lateral flow test. This means testing yourself prior to attending the hospital and demonstrating the negative test before entering the ward area.
    • Information on how to obtain Covid-19 Lateral Flow tests is available on the Government website here. If you cannot order online, call 119. Lines are open 7am to 11pm and calls are free.
    • If you test positive, or are displaying Covid-19 symptoms, please do not attend our hospitals. Everyone in the household must self-isolate immediately and the person who tests positive must get a PCR test to confirm the result
  • If you would prefer to use Facetime rather than visiting our hospitals, this will remain in place. This also applies to other relatives of the patient and can be organised directly with the ward.
  • Please note that Children’s Assessment Unit and Children's Day Case, Children's Ward, Neonatal Unit and Maternity Unit guidance will continue to follow their existing arrangements which can be found by clicking the relevant link above.

All visitors must continue to comply with Government guidelines with regards to social distancing and hand hygiene practices. All visitors, unless exempt, must also wear a face covering and any PPE that the clinical area recommends.

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