Visiting allowed at Medway Hospital

For the first time since March, visitors are once again allowed onto some wards at Medway Maritime Hospital.
Hospital visitor

There are however, strict rules in place to keep everyone safe. These are:

  • Only one visitor is allowed per patient
  • Close family members only to visit and this should be the same visitor for the duration of the patients’ stay
  • In some circumstances, additional visitors from the same household may attend. These include end of life care situations and must be arranged in advance with the nurse in charge
  • It’s important that all visitors are symptom free
  • If you are self isolating, you cannot visit
  • Stewards will be at the main entrance to greet and verify visitors.
  • All visitors will have their temperature checked on arrival and contact details taken for track and trace purposes.
  • Visitors must wear masks during their visit and practice good hand hygiene at all times.
  • Visiting will be for one hour only, with staggered sessions for each ward (see below for ward details).
  • Bed curtains will be drawn around beds in bays to maintain a physical distance between visitors.
  • Unfortunately, visiting on wards where vulnerable patients are being cared for is still not allowed. On these wards, the current system of enabling patients and family members to keep in touch via email, phone and video calling will remain in place

For ward specific information please visit the Hospital website here 

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