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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

COVID-19 Exceptional Circumstances

People are advised that there will be visiting allowed in the following exceptional circumstances:

  • A maximum of two visitors for patients at the end of their life.
  • One birthing partner accompanying a woman in labour.
  • One partner accompanying a woman to their 20 week antenatal scans. Risk assessments of environments should be undertaken.
  • One parent or appropriate adult visiting a child; this may include multiple parents although only one may be present at any time, this also includes Neonatal Services.
  • One carer who is supporting someone with a mental health issue such as dementia, a learning disability, autism, Down’s syndrome  or other similar complex conditions where not being present would cause the patient to be distressed.
  • In exceptional cases consideration will be given to individual requests following a comprehensive risk assessment.
  • A patient who is deteriorating, or the ward has contacted a family member to come to the hospital immediately.
  • Breaking bad news.

Before visiting in these exceptions circumstances any visitor should contact the clinical area to discuss appropriate arrangements.