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Suspension of Hospital visiting from midnight at NHS Grampian hospitals


By David Porter


NHS Grampian has taken the decision to suspend visiting times at all NHS Grampian hospitals.

All NHS Grampian sites are now closed to visitors except in end of life circumstances.
All NHS Grampian sites are now closed to visitors except in end of life circumstances.

A spokeswoman explained: "We are committed to a person-centred approach to safe and effective care delivery with people at the centre of all that we do.

"To limit the spread of Covid-19 and to protect our most vulnerable patients and ensure the safety of our staff, visiting will be suspended indefinitely from Tuesday, March 24 at midnight."

No visiting will be allowed except when patients are at the end of their life or if there is a clinical emergency in the following hospitals:

· Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

· Royal Cornhill Hospital

· Dr Gray’s Hospital

· Woodend Hospital

· Aberdeenshire Community Hospitals

· Moray Community Hospitals

Restricted visiting will continue in:

· Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital – one parent only

· Aberdeen Maternity Hospital and Maternity Units – one birthing partner only

Restricted visitors who are unwell, have flu-like symptoms, cough or a fever or cold should not visit.

Restricted visitors who are self-isolating as someone in their household is unwell should not visit.

Restricted Visitors are asked to ensure they adhere to social distancing guidance and a two metre distance from other visitors, patients and staff.

No children are allowed to visit.

To enable regular contact with families and friends, patients are encouraged to use personal Wi-Fi enabled devices to telephone and video call Wi-Fi is now enabled on the Foresterhill Campus for patient use



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