Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust says it has taken the difficult decision to suspend most visiting until further notice due to soaring cases of Covid-19, including the Omicron variant.
It explained that the decision has been made to keep all staff and patients safe and to limit the spread of coronavirus.
In a statement Blackpool Teaching Hospitals said: ‘Due to rising levels of Coronavirus infections in the community Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has taken the difficult decision to suspend most visiting until further notice.
This decision was not taken lightly and has been made to keep all staff and patients safe across the Trust and help play an important role in limiting further spread of Covid-19.
“The following exceptions are in place where visiting can continue:
- Where a patient is receiving end of life care – up to four visitors will be welcome
- Carers supporting someone, for instance with dementia or a learning disability.
Visiting to maternity and children’s services remain unchanged.’
More information is available here: https://www.bfwh.nhs.uk/changes-to-visiting-rules-at-blackpool-teaching-hospitals/