Flu and coronavirus (Covid-19) are currently circulating at high levels and are likely to continue to increase in coming weeks. From today (05/01/2023) we are once again asking all visitors to our hospitals, outpatient departments and inpatient wards to wear facemasks unless they are exempt.

We are also asking visitors to ensure they do not visit if they have any potential symptoms:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste
  • any respiratory symptoms: (sneezing, runny nose or sore throat)
  • sickness and/or diarrhoea (in the last 48 hours prior to visiting).

Where a face-to-face visit is not practical or possible, virtual visits can be supported and facilitated. To do this please ring the ward to make arrangements.

We hope this precaution will be a temporary measure, however our priority remains on ensuring the safety of our patients, visitors and staff.

For the most up to date visiting guidelines at our community and mental health hospitals please visit our website www.leicspart.nhs.uk