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VISITORS TO HOSPITAL

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.

Got arthritis? Stay active!

Photo of a woman's knees and elbows

Photo of a woman's knees and elbows. Photo credit: Luca Freire

Keeping active is one of the best things you can do to manage your osteoarthritis. It also helps with many other health conditions. Exercising when you're in pain can be tricky, but the mobility action programme aims to make it easier for you to keep active and be involved in life.

Find out more about the osteoarthritis mobility action programme on our partner website Healthinfo Canterbury.

Page last updated: 4 November 2019

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