Visiting restrictions will be partially lifted at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn (QEH), allowing patients to receive one visitor per day, for one hour.
The change comes into effect on Monday 12 April and will mean that patients will benefit from seeing their loved ones while balancing the safety of all patients and staff. Hands, Face, Space requirements will remain in place.
Visiting slots should be booked directly via the ward which can be contacted through Switchboard on 01553 613613 on weekdays between 10.00am and midday. The Trust will only be taking bookings from Monday 12 April, and visiting slots will be available throughout the day, seven days a week.
Visitors are reassured that there are enough visiting slots available and if they are unable to get through on the phone to try again. We are expecting a high volume of calls so kindly ask for your patience as we safely reintroduce visiting to our hospital.
Visitors will be expected to wash or sanitise their hands on arrival at the hospital and ward; all visitors must always wear a face covering, including when entering and moving through the hospital. Visitors will be asked to wear a surgical facemask if visiting a high-risk area or a patient with suspected/known COVID-19.
In addition, visitors will be expected to cover any cuts on their hands and follow social distancing rules. All visitors will be asked to provide their details for NHS Test and Trace at booking.
In line with Government guidelines, visitors who have tested positive or are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, should not visit, to ensure everyone’s safety.