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Due to COVID-19, there are visiting restrictions in place at Rotherham Hospital. Click here for details.

 

Visiting restrictions

30 Oct 2020 15:29:24
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This information was updated on 16 August 2021

 

The following visitor restrictions are currently in place at Rotherham Hospital.

    For the majority of adult inpatient wards the restrictions are:

    • One visitor per patient per visiting session.
    • Visiting sessions are 2-4pm and 6.30-8pm daily.
    • Visitors must not have any symptoms of Covid-19 or have tested positive.
    • Face coverings must be swapped for surgical masks covering the nose and mouth when entering ward areas (unless exempt) and outdoor coats and jackets removed.
    • Food and drink, flowers, helium balloons and cards cannot be taken on to wards.

    Restrictions may be put in place on a ward by ward basis.

    For all other adult inpatient areas, including assessment and short stay, the restrictions are:

    • One named visitor for patients with dementia, learning disabilities or autism

    • One visitor at a time (after discussion with the Nurse in Charge) for patients receiving end of life care.

    For patients on the Children’s Ward and Children’s Assessment Unit:

    • One parent or guardian can visit a child at any time

    • One parent may exchange with the other parent so both have the opportunity to visit a child each day.

    Special Care Baby Unit:

    • Two parents or guardians may visit together if they are from the same household or social bubble

    Maternity:

    • The Trust’s Maternity Services remain committed to facilitating support for pregnant women throughout their pregnancy and childbirth. 

    • Support partners (from the same household or support bubble) are now welcome to all antenatal appointments including early pregnancy assessment and antenatal day unit (see details here).

    • A nominated birth partner is permitted during labour.

    • We continue to welcome support partners onto Labour Ward for all admissions, induction of labour and on Wharncliffe Ward for two hours per day, at pre-arranged times.

     Outpatient appointments and UECC:

    • Patients should attend on their own where possible.

    • Where a patient requires assistance, a maximum of one other person is allowed to accompany them. This includes patients with dementia, learning disabilities or autism

    Please treat our colleagues, patients and each other with respect - we will not tolerate discrimination, verbal or physical abuse.