Hospital issues reminder about restricted visitors during pandemic
By Jamie Hill - 23 January 2021
If you have a loved one spending time in hospital and you are unable to visit them, you can send them a letter that will be delivered right to their bedside.
A GWH spokesperson said: "We want to remind people all visiting is restricted to essential or compassionate visitors only, such as parents of children, for patients receiving end of life care or a main carer for a patient with additional or complex needs, such as a learning disability or autism.
"We understand that this is difficult for lots of people, but it's important that we follow the guidelines to control the virus and protect our patients, staff and volunteers."
The hospital has also outlined its letter writing service for people to still be able to make contact with their loved ones.
"Simply email us with your letter, and a photo if you wish, to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with the name, date of birth and ward of the patient you would like to receive it, and our wonderful volunteers will print, seal and deliver the letter to them.
"We know how difficult it can be to not be able to visit your family or friends, but we hope this will go some way in supporting you and your loved ones.
"We also have volunteers on our wards who can support with reading the letters to our patients, if they need a little bit of extra help."