Attributable to Katie Prichard-Thomas, deputy chief nurse of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

“Keeping our patients and staff safe is our top priority. As we continue to see an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, we have taken the decision to further limit our visiting restrictions across our three hospital sites, for the next two weeks.


“Visiting will be permitted for end-of-life patients and for those with exceptional circumstances, in discussion with our ward/department teams.


“We understand how important it is for families and friends to stay connected, and there are several ways in which loved ones can keep in touch with our patients should visiting not be possible during this time, including virtual visiting and our patient messaging service.”