Visiting restrictions at Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole hospitals due to the Coronavirus pandemic are set to change again from next week.
From Monday March 14, we are opening up visiting across all of our inpatient areas.
Patients staying in hospital will be able to have two visitors per day, one at a time, during the two visiting times. Patients, with their loved ones, are asked to coordinate visiting to ensure only one person attends at once. Any additional visitors will be turned away. Children under 16 will not be allowed to visit.
There is no need to book, you can just turn up.
Admission areas such as the Integrated Acute Assessment Unit (IAAU) are also now open to visiting.
Our Chief Nurse, Ellie Monkhouse, said: “We hope the news of easing our restrictions further will come as good news to our patients, their families and friends.
“Our priority is the safety of our patients and while we welcome the return of visitors, we must ease our visiting restrictions safely in a phased approach. Visitors must continue to wear a face mask (unless exempt) and should take a lateral flow test on the day of their visit before coming to the hospital, to ensure they are not unknowingly spreading Coronavirus. Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has symptoms should not attend.”
Patients should continue to attend appointments alone, but those attending the Emergency Department can now be accompanied by one other person.
Our visiting policy and restrictions will continue to be reviewed regularly in line with local statistics and national guidance. Any further updates to our visiting policy will be shared on our website and social media channels.