UPDATE: Visiting at all of Worcestershire’s community hospitals and mental health wards is suspended will remain suspended until at least Thursday 17 September.
It follows a rise in COVID-19 cases in parts of the county. It means that visiting is now suspended at the community hospitals in Bromsgrove, Malvern, Tenbury, Pershore, Evesham, as well as at Wyre Forest Ward. Worcester City Inpatient Unit will also remain closed to visitors. The suspension also covers all Worcestershire’s mental health/recovery wards until at least Thursday. The situation will be reviewed again later in the week.
There will be some exceptions, for example visiting for patients who are receiving end of life care. Any relatives with a visiting appointment booked for this weekend will be offered a virtual visit supported by ward staff.
Further information on visiting is available online at www.hacw.nhs.uk/visiting.