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The Department of Health has confirmed changes to visiting arrangements for care settings from Friday 7 May.

For Acute and Non Acute Hospitals
We remind everyone that Covid-19 remains a real threat. We continue to treat patients with Covid-19 in our hospitals and we would urge people to visit only if absolutely necessary.
We strongly encourage the use of virtual visiting. Anyone who needs help with this can call our Virtual Visiting co-ordinator between 9am and 5pm on 077 7651 6419.
To protect patients, visitors and staff – visiting at Southern Trust hospitals will be strictly BY APPOINTMENT ONLY for one nominated visitor per patient at a time and must be planned in advance. Arrangements will be made with each patient by staff.

Appointments are available from Wednesday 12 May

Please call the ward between 11am -12.30pm Monday – Friday to book a time to visit and receive instructions for accessing the ward.

Numbers of visitors per ward will be limited to ensure that social distancing can be maintained at all times. Visitors must wear a mask for the duration of their visit.
Please note that due to the infection prevention measures staff will not be able to facilitate any visitor without a pre booked appointment.

Anyone wishing to visit residential homes or mental health facilities in the Southern Trust area should contact these facilities directly.
These arrangements will be kept under constant review and will be subject to change depending on local factors.
Do not visit if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, please wash your hands, respect a social distance of two metres and wear a face mask.

http://www.health-ni.gov.uk/Covid-19-visiting-guidance

 

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 we are regularly updating our visiting arrangements.

Virtual visiting our patients (by phone or tablet device) remains the preference.

Thank you for your co-operation


  • Virtual Visiting Service
  • Visiting Rules
    • Numbers of visitors per ward will be limited to ensure that social distancing can be maintained at all times. Visitors must wear a mask for the duration of their visit.
    • Please note that due to the infection prevention measures staff will not be able to facilitate any visitor without a pre booked appointment.
    • Anyone wishing to visit residential homes or mental health facilities in the Southern Trust area should contact these facilities directly.
    • These arrangements will be kept under constant review and will be subject to change depending on local factors.
    • Do not visit if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, please wash your hands, respect a social distance of two metres and wear a face mask.
  • Craigavon Area Hospital Visiting Times

    *UPDATE*VISITING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY FROM MAY 12

    To arrange a ‘Virtual Visit’ call 077 7651 6419 between 9am and 5pm.

     

  • Daisy Hill Hospital Visiting Times

    *UPDATE*VISITING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY FROM MAY 12

    To arrange a ‘Virtual Visit’ call 077 7651 6419 between 9am and 5pm.

     

  • Maternity Visiting

    With the ease in restrictions partners now permitted to attend appointments with antenatal women. However, we have a limited number of seats in the waiting area in the Antenatal outpatients departments, so to enable social distancing to be maintained, if you are pregnant and attending any Routine Antenatal appointment you must wait in your car until the staff in the department ring you to advise you to come into the waiting area.

    Our Maternity Helpline has been set up to assist with any of your queries in regards to the management of the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions within our Maternity Services.

    The number to call is 028 37563702 Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9am-5pm Or alternatively email: maternity.helpline@southerntrust.hscni.net

     

     

     

  • Lurgan Hospital

    *UPDATE*VISITING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY FROM MAY 12

    To arrange a ‘Virtual Visit’ call 077 7651 6419 between 9am and 5pm.

     

  • South Tyrone Hospital

    *UPDATE*VISITING TO THE ADULT IN-PATIENT REHABILITATION UNIT AT SOUTH TYRONE IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

    To arrange a ‘Virtual Visit’ call 077 7651 6419 between 9am and 5pm.

     

  • Gillis Memory Centre, St Luke's Site, Armagh

    *UPDATE*VISITING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY FROM MAY

    To arrange a ‘Virtual Visit’ call 077 7651 6419 between 9am and 5pm.

  • Nominated family contact for Inpatients

  • Information Leaflet
  • Drop off and pick up guidance for patient belongings

  • Regional principles for visiting in care settings (English and translations)