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Wye Valley NHS Trust hospitals and clinics return to ‘new business as usual’ at the front door

From Friday 1 April, it’s back to ‘new business as usual’ at Wye Valley NHS Trust’s front door entrances at hospitals across the county for patients and visitors attending appointments. 

Throughout the pandemic, patients and visitors have been required to attend main entrance check points at WVT’s hospitals as part of its infection and prevention measures. 

However, from 1 April, this will change allowing patients, visitors and staff to use the main hospital entrance for entry and exit and go straight to the relevant department for their appointment.  

At the department reception area, patients will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms before attending their appointment, and the wearing of face masks for patients and visitors is still a requirement in NHS premises, unless medically exempt. 

Lucy Flanagan, Chief Nursing Officer, from Wye Valley NHS Trust, said: “These changes from 1 April reflect the national easing of COVID-19 restrictions, and patients and visitors will no longer need to be screened for COVID-19 at the front entrance to our hospitals, and can instead go straight to their appointment. 

“Patients and visitors are still required to wear a face mask on NHS premises and it is very important that people do not attend WVT premises if they have COVID-19 symptoms and/or positive COVID-19 test result, as part of our duty of care to all patients”

 

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Notes to Editors WVT:

  • Wye Valley NHS Trust is a provider of health services across Herefordshire and beyond. The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve.
  • By working closely with our partners, we can make good our promise to deliver a quality of care we would want for ourselves, our families and our friends.
  • With an estimated annual turnover of around £295 million, we employ around 3,000 staff. We aim to build new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers with the wider community.

For further information please contact:

Fiona Gurney, communications officer, or John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928

Contact Details

John Burnett
Communication and engagement manager
Tel: 01432 372928
Email: John.Burnett@wvt.nhs.uk

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 372928
Email: Amanda.Millichip@wvt.nhs.uk

Fiona Gurney
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 372928
Email:  Fiona.gurney@wvt.nhs.uk

 

Postal address:

Wye Valley NHS Trust
The County Hospital
Trust Headquarters
Union Walk
Hereford
HR1 2ER

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