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Hospital site access changes at Arrowe Park

HOSPITAL SITE ACCESS CHANGES ARROWE PARK  

Important - changes to make our environment safer for patients, staff, staff from partner organisations and visitors.

We want to make you aware of changes to access our hospitals – firstly Arrowe Park and then later Clatterbridge.

To protect everyone and minimise the risk of contamination for staff, patients and visitors, WUTH will implement a range of measures aimed at maximising site safety and protecting people from infection risks.

Please note, visiting restrictions are still in place and exceptions remain only in ‘exceptional’ circumstances.

Arrowe Park – site ‘lockdown’

With effect from June 8th 2020 there will be a smaller number of separate and designated staff, patient, out-patient, and Emergency Department and visitor entrances at Arrowe Park. This is to improve people flows within the hospital and minimise infection risks arising from COVID-19. This means:

  1. Restricting site access and exit at Arrowe Park, implementing social distancing measures and advising incoming patients to wear masks or face coverings.  Measures, other than site ‘lockdown’, will apply to Clatterbridge too.
  2. Installing additional hand sanitising stations and hand washing directions at the reduced number of entrances and directing people to use them
  3. Trialling thermal imaging equipment at Clatterbridge to test it as an initial screening measure to ensure symptomatic staff, patients or visitors do not enter our hospitals.
  4. Installing the necessary ID badge access control equipment to allow staff to access the Arrowe Park using their ID badge.
  5. We will move to ID badge controlled access for staff at Arrowe Park from July 2020.

We realise this is a big change for everyone and there may be a need to adjust plans in the light of implementation or unexpected issues that may arise.

Trust business visitors should use the Main Entrance, goods deliveries to the Loading Bay.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support in helping keep everybody safe.

Any queries, please contact wih-tr.Communications@nhs.net

 

For details see the map by clicking here.