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Important news about visiting wards

Due to the current continuously evolving Coronovirus (COVID-19) situation, Wiltshire Health and Care has reviewed ward visiting guidelines.

In order to protect our vulnerable patients, ward visiting is at the discretion of the senior sister or ward manager, who will be taking into account the patient’s individual circumstances and applying visitor restrictions or contact, if it is in the person’s best interests.

We will monitor this daily. We encourage relatives to consider other ways of keeping in touch, such as telephone or video calling.  The ward teams are considering alternative ways of meaningful interventions and interactions to try and retain a sense of community on the wards.  If relatives have any creative ideas to support us develop our environment, please do let us know, and we will see what might be possible.

Thank you for your continued support.