Coronavirus COVID-19 and avian flu - Advice for patients and visitors coming to New Victoria Hospital
Published: 24 March 2020
Following guidance from Public Health England, please consider the following before coming to New Victoria Hospital:
The Government have announced that we are now in the delay phase of our response to COVID-19. This entails significant changes to how the UK identifies and manages potential cases of COVID-19. Advice is now as follows:
The public are being advised to stay at home (self-isolate) without any testing for COVID-19, regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases.
Please DO NOT ENTER these premises if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms;
a. A new continuous cough OR
b. High temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher)
Individuals should stay at home (self-isolate) for 7 days from the onset of symptoms following the current advice and all household members MUST self- isolate for 14 days. If someone has serious symptoms they cannot manage at home they should use NHS 111 online (people should only call NHS111 if they cannot get online).
You are advised to contact NHS111 ONLINE for further advice and only call NHS 111 if you do not have internet access.
All patients and visitors please use the wall mounted hand sanitisers immediately on entering the Hospital.
No Visitors Currently Permitted
We are unfortunately no longer able to accept patient visitors. We recognise that this is a potentially distressing time for patients and their families, and so we encourage visitors to use other methods of keeping in touch with their friends and family members, including phone and video calls.