GWH offer public phone and video calls while visiting remains suspended
By Jessica Durston - 14 January 2022
Swindon's Great Western Hospital is offering people the use of ward phones to make phone and video calls to those whom they are currently unable to visit.
As covid-19 cases in the local community have significantly risen in Swindon, visiting remains suspended at the Great Western Hospital.
GWH staff say they understand this is difficult for many families and friends, as well as patients, and that they want to do all they can to keep people safe.
A spokesperson for GWH said: "Visiting or speaking with friends and family is important to the wellbeing of our patients and we are doing all we can to help patients stay in touch with their loved ones with phone and video calls."
All wards have a special phone available to patients' families and their carers, which can be taken to the patient's bedside. Members of the public can ask a member of the ward staff for details.
All wards also have facilities for online video or 'virtual visiting' again. Indviduals will need to ask a member of the ward staff to organise this for them.