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Tougher restrictions on home visits have been extended to Lanarkshire. People living in the area are not able to meet other households in their homes. The extension to North and South Lanarkshire means the restrictions now cover more than 1. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had earlier said that the of new cases in the region was "causing some particular concern".
Tel: As the country moved to level 0 on 19 July, there are still challenges for healthcare services with pressure on hospital, primary care and community services across Lanarkshire. It is this pressure that has made us take the decision to continue the current visiting restrictions in our hospitals for the for the time being. For more information about the decision, please see our press release.
Every patient in hospital wards in Lanarkshire are able to benefit from support and contact with a named person of their choosing during their hospital stay, regardless of which level in the strategic framework Lanarkshire is in. The named person will be able to have close contact with their loved ones, such as holding hands.
This will provide those patients in hospital with the vital support they need from family, carers or friends. Visiting is by appointment only and visitors should contact the ward to arrange a time to visit. In some cases, the person providing support visits may need to be accompanied by another person, for example visiting a parent or sibling, or a frail elderly person who cannot attend the hospital independently.
The named person providing support can also be changed. Anyone with questions about visiting arrangements should speak to the nurse in charge of the ward. However, essential hospital visits for a birth partner, a person receiving end-of-life care, supporting someone with mental health issues and accompanying in hospital have continued to be supported throughout the Covid pandemic.
The updated Scottish Government guidance reminds us all that Covid is still with us and can be transmitted easily. To reduce risks, careful attention to infection prevention control IPC measures still need to be maintained while visiting loved ones in hospital. While visitors can have close contact with their loved one, they are reminded to adhere to physical distancing in communal areas of the hospital, wear face coverings and frequently wash their hands when entering and leaving clinical areas.
We would also strongly encourage all visitors to carry out a Lateral Flow Test prior to visiting their loved one. Any decision will be made based on each individual case with the safety of patients and staff of paramount importance. The Scottish Government propose further relaxing of visiting restrictions if Covid s continue to fall and this would see a further relaxation of hospital visiting as per level 0 of the current Scottish Government strategic framework.
You should use NHS Inform's online guide to find out how to get tested for coronavirus. If symptoms worsen, or last for more than seven days, call See information about current arrangements for maternity services.
Visitors to an acute hospital will be met at the entrance by a volunteer who will guide them on the process they have to follow. This will include:. If you do not have a mask or suitable facial covering one will be provided.
Members of the public who are visiting a community hospital will be greeted at the door by a member of staff and support given accordingly. For visitors, young children, people with breathing difficulties or specific medical conditions who may be unable to wear a facial covering or face mask, hand hygiene, cough etiquette and physical distancing measures must be reinforced and strictly adhered to. These are the most important and effective things we can all do to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
In response to the coronavirus COVID outbreak, we're limiting the of people waiting or receiving treatment in our emergency departments. Only in exceptional circumstances will anyone be allowed to accompany the patient.
Your support and cooperation in implementing this is very much appreciated. This will allow the beds at University Hospital Wishaw to be used to treat patients with Coronavirus Covid For more information, please read the news article. As part of that process, the Scottish Government has advised that restrictions on hospital visiting in NHS Lanarkshire hospitals should be re-introduced. To protect patients and staff, and prevent the spread of coronavirus, hospital visiting is now restricted to essential visits only. This means that people living in North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire are advised to restrict visiting patients in any hospitals — even elsewhere — for essential reasons only.
Whether within or outwith our visiting times, please speak to the nurse in charge if the person you care for needs you and you are able and willing to stay with them.
How decisions are made
Patient Information Everyone who uses NHS services in Scotland has rights about how they access and receive their care. These rights ensure people are treated safely, fairly and effectively, and with consideration, dignity and respect. University Hospital Wishaw is a district general hospital with a hour accident and emergency department.
It has inpatient beds. Services include:.
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For times of train services to Wishaw, visit the Scotrail website. Public transport information is available from the Traveline Scotland website or telephone: 22 Taxi Free Phone There is a taxi phone line at the main entrance of the hospital. Ambulance Transport If you think you may be eligible for ambulance transport please contact the Patient Ambulance Booking Service which is provided by the Scottish Ambulance Service.
Contact the service within four weeks, but no later than 48 hours, prior to your appointment date on An advisor will ask you a series of questions to determine your ambulance transport requirements, please have your letter or card handy when you call. For more information please read the Are you eligible for ambulance transport?
This leaflet is also available in other formats on the Scottish Ambulance Service website. Contact Information In an Emergency call For health information, phone NHS inform on 22 44 Visit our for more ways to get in touch.
University Hospital Wishaw Tel: Current Visiting Arrangements - from 19 July As the country moved to level 0 on 19 July, there are still challenges for healthcare services with pressure on hospital, primary care and community services across Lanarkshire. This will include: Keeping your own facial covering on if you wish. If you want to change it, you will be provided with a medical type I or type II mask. The volunteer will instruct you on how to put it on; Visitors will be advised to decontaminate their hands using hand sanitiser; Instructions will be given on the route to follow to your appointment; Information will be provided on where to dispose of your mask on leaving the facility.
Facial coverings should not be used for children under the age of five years.
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Examples of essential visits include: A birth partner supporting a woman during hospital visits For a person receiving end-of-life care To support someone with a mental health issue such as dementia, a learning disability or autism where not being present would cause the patient to be distressed To accompany in hospital. Visitors should also consider whether a visit is essential even in these circumstances. Our pledge is to support families and carers who wish to stay with their loved ones while in hospital. Patient Information Leaflets Download. Information for patients admitted to hospital Information for outpatients Information for day surgery patients 1.
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The main entrance is on Netherton Street and the visitor car park is in front of the main entrance. Disabled parking facilities are available. By public transport Visit the First Group website to plan your bus journey.
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