Two visitors will be welcomed at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust sites from this Wednesday 25 May following on from the successful re-introduction of visiting earlier this year. All visitors will need to book a slot between 8am – 1pm on the day they wish to visit. Bookings can be made by telephoning 01922 444040 or via the online link on Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s website here https://forms.office.com/r/YtVtQAEs7K
Booking slots will open from 8am on Wednesday morning. Visits cannot be booked in advance unless in exceptional circumstances and visitors should not contact wards directly to make arrangements.
Two visitors per patient per day will be allowed to come into the hospital and stay for up to an hour with their loved one or friend. Upon arrival they will be provided with a surgical face mask which they must keep over their mouth and nose and must sanitise their hands before reporting to the Welcome Hub in the main reception area where they will be issued with a visiting pass.
Social distancing is still being adhered to and visitors are asked to respect this in communal areas and lifts.
Lisa Carroll, Director of Nursing, at the Trust, said: “The re-introduction of visiting has been very successful and we thank visitors for co-operating with the system so we continue to keep our patients and staff safe.
“Please continue to follow our infection prevention advice so that we can, hopefully, move towards even greater visiting opportunities in the near future.”
People attending outpatient appointments, diagnostic tests and the Emergency Department will all be able to be accompanied by one close family member or friend to support them.
Visitors will be allowed on to wards within an allocated time slot between 1pm and 7pm. Visiting numbers have been worked out in accordance with total bed numbers on each ward and children under the age of 16 are not allowed to visit unless in exceptional circumstances. If a patient has had to be moved to a different ward for any reason arrangements will be made to accommodate the visit.