8 August 2022
Frimley Health has changed its guidance on wearing masks across its hospitals.
The Trust has made the decision to continue mask wearing for all visitors, patients, and staff within clinical areas across our sites. This is in response to the continuing prevalence of COVID-19 both within the Trust, the surrounding community, and the number of teams currently affected by sickness.
The safety of patients, visitors and staff is our first priority. All Trust staff will continue to remain vigilant around COVID-19 and will wear surgical face masks when delivering patient care. We also ask that anyone coming to our hospitals remains vigilant around COVID-19 and does not visit if they have tested positive for COVID 19 or have symptoms. Anyone attending our sites should also continue to follow routine hygiene procedures, such as hand washing.
Mask stations can be found at the main entrances / reception areas to our hospitals, they offer masks, hand sanitiser and bins for used masks. Other smaller mask stations are available across our sites.
This guidance will be reviewed regularly by Frimley Health’s Infection Prevention and Control team.
Visiting on inpatient wards has now returned to pre pandemic visiting hours (9am-9pm).
Visiting COVID positive patients is still discouraged but if visitors want to visit, they will need to read and sign an information sheet before each visit.
Departmental visiting guidance
Before each mealtime, all wards ring a bell. This reminds our staff to help our patients get prepared to receive their meal.
Please continue to use our virtual visiting services to speak to your loved one by video call if you are unable to visit them in person. If you wish to arrange a virtual visit, please book an appointment by contacting the ward directly between 9am and 3pm. Our staff will be happy to help arrange a date and time for you.
You can also contact someone in hospital by using our 'message to a loved one' service.