Non-essential visits to all hospitals in the Hywel Dda area are temporarily suspended



Due to the increase in Covid-19 cases in hospital and in the community, the decision has been made to temporarily suspend visits to all hospitals with immediate effect, Hywel Dda health council announced tonight. (October 27).

Visits will only be permitted with prior agreement in extenuating circumstances, such as end of life and critical visits.

The restrictions introduced today do not affect the current visiting arrangements within our maternity wards.

All visitors should complete a home lateral flow device (LFD) test before going to the hospital.

Lateral flow autotest kits can be obtained by:

• order online for home delivery to https://gov.wales/get-rapid-lateral-flow-covid-19-tests-if-you-do-not-have-symptoms

• local collection at most community pharmacies in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion.

“When you visit our hospitals, remember to wear a face cover, it will be replaced by a surgical mask at the reception or at the entrance to the department,” said a spokesperson for the Health Board.

“Remember to maintain social distancing and wash your hands when entering the building and as often as possible using soap and water or hand sanitizer.

“We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone, and we will continue to support the well-being of our patients / service users and their families and loved ones in the best possible way, while ensuring the safety of everyone. all.

“Our patient support team and family liaison officers can help provide essential items to patients in their families and facilitate communication via digital / phone options; If you need their help call them on 0300 0200 159 and they will do their best to help you.

“The situation is reviewed at regular intervals and a further update will be made on visitor restrictions as soon as it is safe to do so.

“Thank you all for supporting our visitor restrictions to protect our patients and our NHS,” they added.

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