Patient visits to resume in Lincolnshire hospitals

Patients at Lincoln and Boston hospitals will be allowed visitors as of Tuesday, United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust confirms.

Patient visiting has been heavily restricted since the outbreak of coronavirus, but people will finally be allowed to see their loved ones again, starting from Tuesday, July 14.

Visitors will have to book a slot in advance so that the number of people on wards can be closely monitored.

A maximum of one visitor per patient per day has been implemented, unless the circumstances are exceptional.

Social distancing must be observed and PPE has to be worn when in the hospital, and people must not visit if they are displaying COVID-19 symptoms.

Karen Dunderdale, director of nursing at ULHT, said: “I’d like to thank patients and their loved ones for their support during the lockdown when visiting was suspended for the majority of patients at our hospitals.

“This is a really positive development for our patients, who get so much from visits from family and friends during their stay in hospital.”

To book a slot, people are being asked to contact the ward that their loved one is staying, between the hours of 8am and 2pm.

Visiting at Grantham Hospital will remain suspended for now, as it continues to be maintained as a COVID-free area.

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