Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCft) has updated its visiting guidance.Advertisement
Throughout the pandemic precautions have been in place to ensure the safety of patients, staff and visitors at sites across Lancashire and South Cumbria. LSCft have recently updated their visiting guidance to support greater access for visitors. The following guidelines are in place:
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Anyone who wishes to visit must ensure:
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Whilst on Trust premises visitors must:
These safety protections are in place to limit the risk of any spread of Covid-19.
Maria Nelligan, Chief Nursing and Quality Officer at LSCft, said: “It has been a difficult time for all involved during the pandemic. Whilst visiting has continued, with various levels of restrictions, throughout the pandemic we welcome this updated guidance to further encourage visiting within LSCFT.
“While visits are best taking place outside where transmission risk is very low, visits inside our hospitals are possible.
“We continue to remain cautious and urge everyone who visits to follow our safety precautions to ensure any risk of Covid-19 spread is as low as possible.
“We know how important it is for visits to take place and encourage these, whilst adhering to associated safety measures, for the well-being of patients and their families.”
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The Trust is also asking for volunteers to meet and greet visitors on arrival. The volunteers will assist with signing in to sites and help to lower the risk of any Covid-19 spread.
Volunteers can register their interest online.
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