Visiting suspended (from 00.01am on Friday, July 2nd 2021)
We are working hard to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect staff, patients and visitors from becoming seriously ill.
With this in mind, we have made the decision to temporarily pause the limited pilot roll-out of visiting to our wards at New Cross, Cannock Chase and West Park hospitals.
We can appreciate this may be frustrating for the family and friends of patients, but we can assure you that it is the safest precaution to take at this time.
This pilot was not introduced in Children’s, Maternity and Neonatal services.
We will be reviewing the cases in the community on a weekly basis and will update you via our website and social media feeds.
Services are unaffected and will continue to run as normal. All scheduled appointments will continue as normal, unless patients have been individually contacted and told otherwise.
Anyone who is coming in for an appointment is asked to wear a face mask and social distance as well as taking a lateral flow test.
We would also encourage everyone to book a vaccine by calling 119 or visiting NHS - Covid Vaccine.