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COVID-19 : IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION OF VISITING HOURS

Due to the ongoing threat posed by the coronavirus, the public is advised of the immediate suspension of visiting hours at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Visiting will only be allowed for the following categories of patients:

  1. Patients receiving palliative care and end-of-life care.
  2. Pregnant patients who are in active labour.
  3. Very ill patients who will be identified by the Department of Nursing Services.
  4. Paediatric patients, as a parent or guardian will be allowed to stay with these patients around the clock.

In these instances, visitation will be limited to one visitor per patient and managed through the Department of Nursing Services.

Provision will be made for either a relative or caregiver to deliver toiletries and fresh laundry to patients for whom visitation has been suspended. These deliveries will be facilitated between 12:00 pm and 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m daily, and will also be managed by the Department of Nursing Services.

Please be reminded that all visitors to the hospital will be required to submit to a temperature check and sign the visitors’ log book at the main entrance.

Additionaly in the event that you or someone with whom you have been in close contact are experiencing cold or flu like symptoms such as fever, cough, sneezing, runny nose and or shortness of breath, please DO NOT visit the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The Board of Management apologizes for any inconvenience caused and thanks the public for its continued cooperation.

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