Changes to visiting in our community hospitals
We have recently had to change to allowing only essential visiting in our community hospitals. Visiting at the Victoria Hospital remains unchanged at this time.
We have assessed the risks of the environment and regularly review our guidance to allow safe visiting between patients and visitors and ask all visitors to adhere to our current guidance, to ensure that everyone is kept safe.
We outline these below.
Clean your hands regularly with soap and water or hand sanitiser
Please wear a face covering
If you have any Covid symptoms, self-isolate immediately and book a PCR test
Maintain physical distancing wherever possible
Movement around the hospital will be limited
Visitors should not bring in food parcels, flowers, helium balloons or similar items
Please take a lateral flow test before visiting our hospitals
Catering facilities will not be available
No use of patient WCs
Visiting our Community Hospitals
Due to the number of ward and bay closures across our community hospitals, we have had to move to allowing essential visiting only in these areas.
Visiting the Victoria Hospital
Due to the need to increase bed numbers, while maintaining safe social distancing for our patients, staff, and visitors we are having to restrict patients to one visitor per person per day.
The visitor should be organised with nursing staff in advance of visiting, where possible. The visitor can be interchanged daily, so for example, a spouse could visit one day, and a daughter, the following day.
Ward 10 in Victoria Hospital has moved to essential visiting. This will be kept under review and dose not impact on visiting arrangements in other wards at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy.
There is a small number of areas where visiting is considered to be essential and will continue to be permitted. Details can be found on the following links Maternity / End of Life Care /Mental Health/Learning Disabilities / Children’s Department. If in any doubt, visitors should contact us and discuss with nurse-in charge.
This position will be kept under regular review.
Where in-person support is not possible, a patient can be supported by alternatives such as virtual visiting using tablets or mobiles.