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Revision to Visiting Arrangements at the Royal Alexandria Hospital

Revision to hospital visiting arrangements at Royal Alexandra Hospital from Wednesday 13 October at 8pm

In line with the national guidance on hospital visiting, risk assessments are in place for all wards to ensure the ongoing safety of staff and patients. Following a review by our Incident Management Team, it has recommended that all acute wards at the RAH, with the exception of maternity gynaecology and mental health, will undertake the temporary move to essential visiting for the next three weeks, from Wednesday 13 October at 8PM until Tuesday 2 November inclusive.

The RAH has, in recent weeks, experienced an increase in COVID-19 hospital admissions due to the heightened community prevalence in Renfrewshire. Due to the particular challenges within wards with open accommodation, the separation of patients and their visitors is more difficult. Likewise, observing social distancing and other mitigations against COVID are more challenging.

The revision to hospital visiting arrangements will commence across all wards from 8pm on Wednesday 13 October. In addition, the COVID Hubs will continue to be utilised to cohort and safely care for patients and will continue to be restricted to ‘essential visits only’.

The essential visiting arrangements will be applied flexibly and compassionately and each patient’s needs considered on their own merits. Carers, those providing essential care or emotional support, or spiritual care are not considered to be visitors and should continue to be permitted to attend a patient in hospital.

The arrangements within the RAH will be kept under close review to ensure we optimise the safety of patients, families and staff.

Please note - No other sites are currently affected.

From Wednesday 13 October at 8pm hospital visiting will be restricted to ‘essential visits only’ on the following acute wards on the RAH site.

Wards with Essential Visiting

Ward 3

Ward 4

Ward 5

Ward 6

Ward 7

Ward 8

Ward 10

Ward 11

Ward 14

Ward 18

Ward 20

Ward 21

Ward 22

Ward 23

Ward 24

Ward 27

Ward  28

Ward 29

Ward 36





Last Updated: 13 October 2021