Visiting a patient
**Please note visiting is restricted in line with national and regional guidance, due to the COVID-19 pandemic**
What you need to know when attending The Walton Centre
In July 2021, the majority of COVID-19 restrictions were lifted across England. Many of the safety measures that have been in place for use in public settings such as social distancing will be down to personal choice, although the requirement to wear face covering in some indoor settings returned in December 2021.
It has been decided nationally that the restrictions previously in place across the NHS will remain for the foreseeable future. Existing safety measures from prior to July 2021 at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community - remain in place until further notice.
This means that patients and visitors will still be asked to have a temperature check, wear face coverings, maintain social distancing and undertake asymptomatic testing when required. There will still be limited access permitted within the hospital for visiting and appointments.
Visiting restarted in early February at The Walton Centre for one named visitor per patient. Visiting will be at a specified time slot for each person to ensure that social distancing measures are in place to support both patients and staff safety. Visitors should call the relevant ward in advance to book a slot. Visitors will be asked to follow the guidelines which remain in place across the NHS, for example wear a mask, wash and gel their hands and follow the advice from staff on infection control measure. Visitors are requested to provide a negative lateral flow test result to staff on arrival.
Unfortunately, patients who are admitted to the hospital electively, who are asked to undertake a period of isolation prior to their admission are not allowed visitors at this time.
Visitors are not to attend if:
• They are COVID-19 positive
• They have any symptoms of COVID-19
Please keep visiting our website for further information.
When attending The Walton Centre, please be kind and respect our staff who greet you and work hard to look after you - we are here to keep you safe and we kindly request your support to help us do this.
Thank you for your ongoing support and co-operation.
Page last updated: 11 February 2022