New Visiting Regulations – Ulster Hospital and Lagan Valley Hospital11th September 2020
The South Eastern Trust is temporarily restricting visiting to the Ulster and Lagan Valley Hospitals. This is in response to the Health Minister’s restriction of movements to stem the increase in Covid19 cases and keep people safe.
With immediate effect, only one member of a family will be permitted a visit once a week. This must be arranged by appointment with a nurse in charge of the ward they intend to visit. More frequent visits may be permitted in exceptional circumstances, by arrangement with the ward.
- Paediatrics: Any children admitted can be accompanied by one parent or carer at a time.
- Maternity: A person in labour can be accompanied by one birthing partner. There are no visitors permitted in antenatal or post-natal ward areas.
- Neonatal Unit: A patient in the neonatal ward / paediatric ICU may be accompanied by one parent. The duration of the visit must be agreed with the Ward Sister or Charge Nurse.
- Intensive Care Unit: One visitor permitted to visit. The duration and timing of the visit must be agreed in advance with the Ward Sister or Charge Nurse (normally a maximum of one hour).
- End of life care: One visitor permitted to visit. The duration and timing of the visit must be agreed in advance with the Ward Sister or Charge Nurse (normally a maximum of one hour).
You must wear a face covering when visiting
Wash your hands, or use sanitizer, before entering the ward.
Do not visit if you are feeling unwell, especially if you have a high temperature or new persistent cough.
Children are not permitted to visit.
Try to arrange a “virtual visit”. All our sites have free Wi-fi and staff can help arrange this.
These restrictions are applicable for an initial period of two weeks, and will be reviewed at that time.