March 19, 2020 5.36 pm This story is over

ALL Lincolnshire hospitals enforce visiting restrictions

Only one hour of visiting per day

All Lincolnshire hospitals have changed their visiting hours to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

From 12pm on Friday, March 20 visitors will be restricted to one per patient between 6pm-7pm.

This will apply to all patients unless they are receiving end of life care or the visitor needs accompaniment.

The following hospitals will have these new rules put in place:

  • County Hospital, Louth
  • Skegness Hospital
  • John Coupland Hospital
  • Johnson Community Hospital

This comes after the news that visiting will be restricted to between 6pm and 7pm at the Lincoln, Boston and Grantham hospitals.

You should not visit any of our hospital settings if you are:

  • Feeling unwell, including with cold or flu symptoms
  • Vulnerable yourself due to medication, a chronic underlying illness or are over 70 years of age
  • Under 12 years of age without the ward sister or charge nurse’s permission
  • Visitors will be limited to one per patient unless the patient is receiving end of life care or the visitor needs to be accompanied (accompanying visitors should not stay in the ward or communal areas but wait elsewhere until the visit is ended)

Some exceptions will be made in some areas. For example in maternity and paediatric services, ULHT added.

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust have urged the public not to visit hospitals if you are:

  • Feeling unwell, including with cold or flu symptoms
  • Vulnerable yourself due to medication, a chronic underlying illness or you are over 70 years of age.
  • under 12 years of age, without the ward managers permission

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