Keeping our patients and visitors safe

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is doing everything possible to keep its patients and visitors safe.

As a result, visiting restrictions are still in place across all of the Trust’s hospitals: Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI), St Luke’s Hospital, Westwood Park, Westbourne Green and Eccleshill Community Hospitals.

And for patients who are allowed to receive a visit, all visitors are now required to show a negative lateral flow test before they are allowed entry to wards.

Visiting for inpatients who have been in hospital for over seven days and are on GREEN wards is now allowed, and supportive visits for end-of-life are also permitted.

Patients receiving their first and last doses of chemotherapy at Eccleshill Hospital, and women attending prenatal scans are also allowed a supporter.

The Trust will also continue to support carers and maintain supportive visits where possible.

For those who are unable to have visits, the Trust has put in place a number of ways for loved ones to keep in touch.

For full details about visiting and for information about how to keep in touch, please visit:  https://www.bradfordhospitals.nhs.uk/information-about-coronavirus/

Due to increasing COVID rates in the community and the spread of the Omicron variant, the Trust now requires all visitors to the wards to take a lateral flow test prior to visiting.

The test must be handed over to staff on entry to the ward. A photograph will not be acceptable.

Visitors can order tests through their local pharmacies or via the following link: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

If visitors don’t have a test, it will not be possible to enter the Trust’s hospitals, wards or inpatient areas.

If it is an emergency situation, to facilitate an urgent visit, the Trust will provide visitors with a test to use prior to going on the wards.

More information is available here: https://www.bradfordhospitals.nhs.uk/trust-introduces-lateral-flow-testing-for-visitors/

People attending outpatient appointments or attending A&E are currently not expected to produce a lateral flow test.

Face coverings are legally required before entering the Trust’s hospitals.