Rutland Memorial Hospital has one adult inpatient ward which provides sub-acute care, complex rehabilitation and end of life care.
Visiting arrangements for all community hospital wards has been revised due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Visiting hours are from 1:30pm – 4:30pm and 6:30pm – 7:30pm each day for a duration of 60 minutes. No more than one visitor per patient will be permitted in a bay area at any one time.
Visitors need to book prior to visiting by calling the relevant ward and completing a Covid-19 questionnaire (staff will provide this as part of the call to the ward). The ward sister/Charge Nurse/Matron will risk assess the number of visitors allowed per day; this will be dependent on the acuity of the ward and the numbers of staff available to adequately supervise visitors.
Masks must be worn for the duration of your visit unless an exemption is in place. These are available from main reception and can be disposed of in clinical waste at the exit via main reception. Visitors are requested to maintain 2 metres social distancing however in our low risk areas, visitors must wear an apron and gloves if they are to go within 2 metres of the patient. In our high risk (Covid) areas full PPE (mask, apron and gloves) must be worn at all times.
All visitors will be greeted on entry to the ward area and apply hand sanitizer. Privacy curtains between the beds will need to be drawn to act as a physical barrier and reminder to maintain 2 metres social distancing.
At the end of the booked slot a member of staff will escort the visitor off the ward and ensure PPE is disposed of appropriately and hand washing takes place.
Rutland Memorial Hospital, Cold Overton Road, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6NT
Switchboard: 01572 772 000, Rutland Ward: Telephone 01572 77 2015/2054, Patient phone: 01572 72 2395, Matron's PA: 01509 56 4444,