Inpatients at Harrogate District Hospital can now have visitors, for the first time in months.

As other coronavirus restrictions ease from 12th April, the hospital have relaxed their visitor guidance.

All inpatients may now have one visitor for 30 minutes, between 2pm and 4pm, visitors must book an appointment in advance.

Visitors will be asked a series of questions when they book their appointment about their Covid-19 health, travel and if they’ve been requested to isolate.

When they come to the hospital, visitors will be required to wear PPE including a mask and visor which will be provided.

Patients who are end of life, have dementia or a learning disability or have been in hospital for a long time may continue to have open/flexible visiting as before.

But no accompanying visitors are allowed in the Emergency Department, unless the patient is a child, and patients attending outpatient appointments should come alone, unless they need a carer.

You can read the hospital’s full updated visitor guidance, including new rules for the maternity wards here

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