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No visitors rule at Moray hospitals No visitors rule at Moray hospitals NHS Grampian has announced

No visitors rule at Moray hospitals No visitors rule at Moray hospitals NHS Grampian has announced

NHS Grampian has announced the suspension of hospital visiting from midnight tonight.

The health board decision will apply at all hospitals – other than the children‘s hospital and maternity units – to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to protect vulnerable patients and workers.

The measure means no visiting will be allowed at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary; Royal Cornhill Hospital; Dr Gray’s Hospital; Woodend Hospital; Aberdeenshire and Moray community hospitals – except in instances where patients are at the end of their life or if there is a clinical emergency.

However, restricted visiting will continue at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital – one parent only – and at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital and maternity units – one birthing partner only.

Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin. Picture: Eric Cormack.

Where restricted visiting is permitted, those who are unwell, have flu-like symptoms, a cough, fever or cold should stay away, as should those self-isolating due to someone in their household being unwell.

Restricted visitors are asked to stick to social distancing rules and keep a two-metre distance from other visitors, patients and staff. No children will be allowed to visit.

Patients are instead being encouraged to phone and video-call loved ones. Wi-fi has been enabled on the Foresterhill campus for patient use.

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