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No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstancesFurther details...

Last updated:
27 March 2020

  • No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstances. The exceptions to the no visitor policy include:
    • A nominated person supporting a terminally ill patient through their end of life care
    • A parent/guardian who is supporting a child
    • The chosen support person of a woman who is giving birth. This does not apply to the woman’s postnatal stay however, and no visitors will be permitted during this stage of the woman’s care
  • The decision about whether exceptional circumstances apply outside of these exemptions is at the discretion of the Charge Nurse/Midwife Manager or another lead clinician.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to visit at any time.
  • All visitors will be assessed at the entry to ensure they meet the exception criteria and will be required to register their details.
  • Visitors who are unwell will not be allowed entry.

These restrictions apply to all wards and services at all times, including the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.

Asthma in children

Children with asthma can usually exercise and do the same things their friends do, as long as you manage the condition properly.

Keeping your child to a healthy weight, avoiding cigarette smoke and other triggers, getting them vaccinated against the flu, and keeping your home warm and dry are all ways to help manage asthma.

You can also keep an asthma diary to learn what makes your child's asthma worse, and regularly talk to your GP (family doctor) about symptoms and management techniques.

Find out about asthma tests, living with asthma, and where to find help.

Page last updated: 28 November 2018

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