Hospital Christmas Restrictions
By Bobby Kelly, Independent Journalist. Last edited 23:54 23/12/2020.
Hywel Dda health board said that it believes that contact with loved ones supports patient wellbeing, so it’s encouraging virtual visiting via mobile phones and tablets, whilst detailing restrictions to hospital visits.
Visiting will be accommodated through the agreement of the ward manager for the following cases:
• One parent/guardian at a time for children and babies.
• Birthing mother – one partner.
• Patients with learning difficulties or mental health needs – one visitor to provide support through arrangement.
• Patients receiving end of life care and or requiring palliative care – to be arranged through the nurse in charge.
All visitors are requested to comply with infection prevention guidance, socially distance and, where able, to wear a face covering and decontaminate their hands.
Visiting should not go ahead if visitors are self-isolating, have currently or recently had symptoms of COVID-19 or been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
The patient support team are able to help deliver essential items to patients from their family. The patient support team can be contacted by calling 0300 0200 159.