Covid-19 - Attending our Hospitals
Covid-19 – Important Information for Your Safety
Safe, Secure – Here for you
Thank you for observing our strict safety measures when attending our hospitals
Visiting is suspended throughout the organisation with immediate effect and until further notice to keep our patients, visitors and staff safe. This applies to all our hospitals, Salford Royal, The Royal Oldham, Fairfield Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary.
Only one relative or household member can accompany you in the A&E department in any of the circumstances below:
- They are with a patient receiving end of life care
- They are a parent / responsible adult visiting a child
- They are supporting a patient with mental health or learning disabilities
- They are a birthing partner accompanying a woman in labour
Please register with A&E reception and remain there until you are seen by a clinician.
Attending outpatient appointment or for surgery?
- Please use the main hospital entrance for all appointments. Do not use separate staff entrances
- You must have your patient appointment letter and form of ID with you at all times
Visiting a Patient
Visiting is suspended throughout the organisation with immediate effect and until further notice to keep our patients, visitors and staff safe.
- Our current visitor policy has restrictions in place based on national guidance
- Only the following exceptions have been made where one visitor is permitted
- You must seek permission from the ward manager if you are:
- Visiting a patient receiving end of life care
- A parent / responsible adult visiting a child
- Supporting a patient with mental health or learning disabilities
- A birthing partner accompanying a woman in labour
Watch for COVID-19 symptoms
Please DO NOT enter the hospital:
- If you are self- isolating at home with symptoms of COVID-19
- If you have been positively tested for COVID-19 in the last 5 days
- If you are awaiting for test results for COVID-19
- If you have any of the following symptoms below not linked to your condition
Most common symptoms:
- dry cough
Less common symptoms:
- aches and pains.
- sore throat.
- loss of taste or smell.
- a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes
Do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you think you might have Coronavirus. Please stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service if you have any of the symptoms by visiting www.nhs.uk
Stopping the spread – help us, help you
Please Observe Social Distancing
- Please observe social distancing, giving at least 2 meters between other people
- Please refrain from moving around the hospital unnecessarily
- Please remain in the waiting room or department at all times until instructed by a member of staff
- Please follow the instructions given by staff and on signage during your visit/stay in hospital
Please Infection prevention and control
- Please use hand sanitiser provided and wash your hands often with soap and water
- Please cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the bin
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Please use facial covering where possible