Important update for patient relatives: COVID-19

Important update for patient relatives: COVID-19
24 March 2020

Visiting temporarily stopped at all Trust locations

All visiting at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust locations has been temporarily stopped to protect both staff and patients during the COVID-19 outbreak.

We understand that this will be difficult for both patients and family members. It is a decision that has been delayed as long as possible to give members of the public sufficient time to make alternative arrangements. However, this is now a measure we need to enforce to protect the safety of our staff and patients and the community

Chief Executive, Michele Moran, said:

“This is not a decision that we have taken lightly and one we understand is at a difficult and worrying time for the family and friends of our patients. However, it is a step we must take in order to keep our staff members, our patients and our communities safe.

We understand that being in an in-patient environment can be a very anxious time for both patients and their loved ones and that visits from friends and family can enhance a patient’s recovery. We will do everything possible to ensure patients are able to stay in contact with their families whose support, we know is vitally important.”