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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

NHSGGC Introduces restricted visiting to combat COVID-19

Friday, March 13, 2020

As part of contingency planning to manage the COVID-19 outbreak, NHSGGC has implemented the following restrictions from this afternoon onwards for visitors of high-acuity (acutely unwell) patients. 

High-acuity patients include those in Intensive Care Units; High Dependency Units; Emergency Departments, Acute Receiving Units; Initial Assessment Units; Midwifery Care Areas; Neonatal Units, Haemato-Oncology Units and Renal Units.

  • Visitors are restricted to those who are essential only; such as parents of paediatric patients or the patient’s partner/main carer.
  • Children should be restricted from visiting unless otherwise arranged with the nurse in charge.
  • Visitors may be required to wear PPE based on local risk assessment.

The following general restriction applies for all visitors:

  • Do not visit anyone in hospital if you have a fever/ respiratory / cough or cold symptoms.
  • All visitors must hand sanitize when entering and leaving clinical areas.

 If patients have questions regarding visitation they should phone the ward for clarification. 

 ENDS

For further information either telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected]

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