PATIENT REMINDER – Please wear your facemask when attending our hospitals

Date: 11/11/2020 | Category: General News

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would like to remind all patients attending Bedford Hospital and the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital to please remember to wear your facemask at all times whilst on either hospital site (excluding those who are medically exempt).

Let’s all work together to play our part in slowing down the spread of Coronavirus by following the national guidance of washing our Hands regularly, wearing our Facemasks and maintaining a 2m Space from others.

Although some outpatient appointments are being completed virtually or by phone, there are times when we do need to see you in person and it is important that you attend unless we’ve told you otherwise.

We know this is a very anxious  time for our patients coming into hospital but please be assured we are doing all we can to keep everyone on our hospital sites safe. This includes:

  • Extra measures  in place to support social distancing
  • Hand sanitisers are at all entrances and exits
  • Staff are also wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

We ask you to kindly attend your outpatient appointment alone to help us reduce the footfall at both hospitals, preventing further spread of the virus. This of course does not apply to our paediatric patients (one adult parent/guardian to attend with patient) or for some of our adult patients who may require a certain level of carer support.