From 5 June, 2021, Inverclyde and West Dunbartonshire will move into Level One of the National Strategic Framework. Glasgow City, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and East Dunbartonshire will remain in Level Two until further notice.
This means that from Saturday 5 June until further notice, visiting arrangements will change as follows:
We are pleased to let you know in line with COVID-19 restrictions easing from 5 June 2021, all patients in Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Vale of Leven Hospital, and Dumbarton Joint Hospital (where possible) will be able to benefit from support of two people from the same household at the same time (or from separate households, as long as physical distancing can still be maintained). If not from the same household and physical distancing cannot be maintained, visits can take place separately.
No change to current visiting arrangements in hospitals in Glasgow City, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and East Dunbartonshire: every patient in these areas (where possible) is able to have at least one visitor to enable family support while they are in hospital.
Hospital Visiting Information Leaflet:
This updated leaflet provides visitors and patients with information about how hospital visiting will be managed at this time.
Translated versions of the leaflet are available in PDF:
There may be some circumstances where it is not safe for a patient to have a visitor; if this is the case, we will ...
If you wish to visit, you must speak with ward staff first to make sure it is safe for you to do so. If it is not s...
Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser when entering and leaving clinical areas Wear a face covering/mask at all t...
You will not be allowed to visit if you do not pass this safety check.
The ward staff will ask all visitors to provide contact details. This is normal in the current circumstances to assist Public Health, Test and Protect colleagues should there be a need to contact you. Your contact information will be used for Trace and Protect purposes only and will be securely destroyed once the information is no longer required.
It is essential you do not visit if you have a persistent cough, loss of taste or smell, flu like symptoms or fever.
Security arrangements are in place at all our hospitals to ensure entry is restricted to people with authorisation fo...
Security arrangements are in place at all our hospitals to ensure entry is restricted to people with authorisation for a visit only and to assist us to adhere to the guidelines. When you arrive at a hospital site, please explain to security that you are there to visit someone, and that it has been arranged with the ward in advance.
Virtual Visiting If you cannot visit in person, please use technology such as social media and phone calls to stay i...
If you cannot visit in person, please use technology such as social media and phone calls to stay in touch. If you would like to arrange a 'virtual visit' (video call) with a friend or family member in one of our hospitals please contact the ward directly or or use the form available here and we will arrange with the ward for a call to be organised.
All wards have iPads specially set up to enable 'virtual visits' (video call) allowing patients to see and talk to the people who matter to them using FaceTime, Skype or Zoom. Further information about this service is available here.
Information on visiting for maternity units, or for your ultrasound or scan appointment, is available on the Informat...
Information on visiting for maternity units, or for your ultrasound or scan appointment, is available on the Information for pregnant women and their families page.