Visiting is suspended with immediate effect and until further notice.
The only exceptional circumstances where one visitor – an immediate family member or carer – will be permitted to visit are listed below.
Please contact the ward or department in advance to discuss appropriate arrangements.
Your health, safety and wellbeing, that of our patients, communities and individuals and teams across the organisation remain our absolute priority.
Please find other ways of keeping in touch with your loved ones in hospital, like phone and video calls.
The Northern Care Alliance have set up a dedicated inbox for families and friends to contact their loved ones at this time.
If you would like to send a message or photo to a loved one who is currently an inpatient in one of our hospitals please email:
Alongside the message, please include the patient’s name, date of birth, hospital site where they are being treated and the ward or department number.
The email address is monitored from 09:00 – 16:00 Monday to Friday. Letters and messages sent through after 14:00 (or anytime on a weekend) will be delivered the next working day.
Everyone should follow the expert national guidance on social distancing and self-isolation, staying at home wherever possible, to help limit the spread of coronavirus, protect the most vulnerable people in our communities and our NHS.
For the latest public advice and guidance from the NHS, please go online to www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
Thank you for your continued support and understanding at this challenging time.
With restrictions on the visitors allowed on our hospital sites at the moment, it is important that we do everything to keep our patients connected with their loved ones.
We have set up a patient property drop off service so relatives/friend can drop off essential items for their loved ones who are staying in hospital.
This service will run from Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.00pm (8pm for Royal Oldham ) (excluding bank holidays) at each of our main entrances (patient/visitor only entrances) areas – see links to map at the bottom of the page.
You may include some of the following items:
No perishable items or items of value (you will be asked to sign a disclaimer form)
To use this service please take note of the following process:
Thank you for your support and cooperation.
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