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Oxford University Hospitals: Visitors banned with few exceptions

They’ve put stricter rules in place to help fight the spread of Covid-19.

Oxford University Hospitals have implemented strict rules on visitors effective immediately.

The trust, which run the JR and Horton General, say these are the only exceptions to the no visitor rules:

  • Maternity – 1 birth partner only. Strictly no other children.
  • Paediatrics – 1 parent/guardian only. Strictly no siblings.
  • Patients at the end of life – in the difficult and upsetting circumstances where patients may be at the end of their life, the nurse or midwife in charge will enable up to one visitor per patient to spend time with their loved one.
  • Advocates/visitors who are required to make decisions on behalf of patients who do not have the capacity to make decisions for themselves.

They also say that all visitors should, on arrival to any ward or department, wash their hands and report to the nurse in charge.

Sam Foster, Chief Nursing Officer, said: “Please help us to help you by complying with these rules. Thank you for your support at this challenging time for the NHS both locally and nationally.”

The new rules have come in just a week after all patients were limited to one visitor per patient and two parents/guardians only in paediatrics. OUH have said that they now need to go further.


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