FINALLY! VISITOR RESTRICTIONS AT ST MARY’S SET TO BE ‘SIGNIFICANTLY’ EASED

Restrictions at St Mary’s Hospital finally look set to be eased as the pandemic wanes, with details expected to be revealed within a matter of days.

Speaking at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust board meeting yesterday (Thursday), Juliet Pearce, director of nursing, midwifery and allied health professions, said significant easing of the current restrictions at St Mary’s in Newport will be announced next week.

Despite all remaining COVID-19 restrictions being lifted by the Government at the end of February, including the need to self-isolate, the Isle of Wight NHS Trust has kept infection, prevention and control measures in place.

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At the moment, the Trust requires patients and visitors to wear face masks and only patients on certain wards who have been in hospital for over a week are permitted 1 visitor for 1 hour a day. Those attending appointments are asked to take a lateral flow test before arriving and social distancing and screens are still being utilised. Security guards have also been placed on the main doors to stop people from entering the hospital.

It has been confirmed that the visitor guidance has now been reviewed following the easing of COVID restrictions across the country and details of which restrictions will go will be announced in the coming week.

Juliet Pearce has said the reduction in restrictions will have a big impact on the way families and patients experience care and will also see a significant reduction in the number of complaints and concerns. However, it is not clear at this moment in time when the restrictions will be eased.

Concerns over restrictions and security on the front door of St Mary’s Hospital have been raised by members of the public in recent weeks and months.

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John
John
4 months ago

Today on National News the Tory Government are asking people to take in Ukranian Refugees.
YET ST MARY’S DON’T ALLOW FAMILIES TO VISIT THEIR LOVED ONES !

Kev
Kev
Reply to  John
4 months ago

In a hospital environment people who are ill don’t want to contract Covid. What that has to do Ukrainian refugees I do not know.

But hey let’s put two stories together and what do you get? a pointless comment.

John
John
Reply to  Kev
4 months ago

The point I am making is that is would be UNSAFE to take in an Unvaccinated refugee into your home!
Yet the Government want people to do so!

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
Reply to  John
4 months ago

.A……? Your home is not a hospital, full of vulnerable and sick people, is it ?

Kev
Kev
Reply to  Dr.jollop
4 months ago

Exactly!

Kev
Kev
Reply to  John
4 months ago

Who says they are unvaccinated would be my first point, secondly, what has that got to do with people even vaccinated visiting the hospital with sick vulnerable people, having full vaccinations does not stop you carrying the virus even on your clothing.

Claire B
Claire B
Reply to  Kev
4 months ago

There is protecting patients from illness which can be avoided by honesty and excellent hand hygiene and PPE, taking lateral flow tests and generally being a decent person. The effects of even a short stay on vulnerable, elderly and those with learning or mental health problems in top of illness significantly hinders their progress in our experience. I am sure others have had similar issues too. Unless it affects you personally it is hard to understand the impact it has on family.

Claire B
Claire B
4 months ago

At last it has been a long struggle for many, trying to communicate to staff about the needs of our loved ones and things get missed and the level of care not given in an appropriate way which significantly impacted in their physical and mental state.
It is time to help stop unnecessary suffering now that restrictions have eased. As long as we all stay safe and respect common decency and sense it will be the best medicine going forward. Thank you

Edgar of 9
Edgar of 9
4 months ago

Good luck with parking

Claire B
Claire B
Reply to  Edgar of 9
4 months ago

It’s free currently …

 

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