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Open visiting trial

Open visiting trial

Date of release: 20 March 2023

Visitors for patients on two wards at New Cross Hospital can now see them without booking first, in a trial starting today (Monday, 20 March 2023).

For the next four weeks, and from the hours of 1pm-7pm daily, a maximum of two visitors can see patients on Wards B7 and D7. Ward B7 is for head and neck patients and D7 is for general surgery.

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Visitors should arrive on the wards between the designated times, while observing necessary infection prevention measures.

They are encouraged to use hand gel, plus masks – when asked to – by the wards, and avoid visiting if they have a temperature, cough, infectious disease or diarrhoea and vomiting.

Inpatient visiting to The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has been on a controlled basis via a booking system throughout 2022-23 following the easing of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will continue on many wards.

Booking can be done via the visiting form (The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust - Visitor Bookings) or by calling 01902 481868.

Please note both the telephone line and the online booking form are only available between the hours of 9am-12.30pm.

The telephone lines are extremely busy, however it’s quick and easy to book online. If the ward is not on there, the visiting slots are full or closed due to visiting restrictions.

Bookings will only be accepted on the day of a visit – regrettably any bookings that may be attempted to be booked for the following day will not be accepted unless in exceptional circumstances.

Those wishing to visit Ward C21, however, must call the ward directly on 01902 307999 ext. 84086 or ext. 84087.

Usual arrangements for compassionate/purposeful vising should continue to be made as and when necessary.

For further information, please visit the website Visiting a Patient


Notes to Editor

  • For further information, please call Tim Nash 07714 741097 or email  tim.nash2@nhs.net
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