Visitors won’t need to book a slot before they come into Walsall Manor Hospital from tomorrow (Tuesday 4 April).
Arrangements will return to how they were pre COVID-19 pandemic. A maximum of two visitors per patient will be welcomed and they can simply turn up to the wards.
At Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, visiting times will be between 1pm and 7pm.
Garry Perry, Associate Director – Patient Relations & Experience at Walsall Healthcare
said: “We know people will be pleased to hear that visiting arrangements are going back to normal.
“We thank them for their patience and understanding while we have worked to minimise infection risk to all by introducing a necessary booking system. Our patients’ health and wellbeing are our priority, as well as the safety of our staff and communities which is why we had to do so.
“But from tomorrow, visitors can simply attend the wards where their loved ones and friends are being cared for.”
Visitors are reminded NOT to attend if a particular ward is closed due to an infection outbreak such as COVID-19 or Norovirus. And they are also asked to stay away if they have COVID-19 symptoms or sickness and diarrhoea noting that these infections can have serious consequences for unwell patients.
Hand gel is available throughout the hospital and visitors will be supported to wear a face mask if that is their wish.