Current safety measures to continue at Alder Hey

Current safety measures to continue at Alder Hey

Current safety measures to continue at Alder Hey

12th Aug 2021

The safety measures introduced nationally during the Covid-19 pandemic have helped protect our staff, patients and visitors over the past year.

Anyone visiting our hospital and community sites are currently required to wear face masks, socially distance and wash their hands upon entering. Alder Hey is now planning to continue with these measures into the foreseeable future.

While the government have confirmed that it will no longer be a legal requirement in England to wear a face covering  from Monday 19th July, it’s vital that we continue to protect everyone at Alder Hey in the best way possible.

We want to ensure that the public can feel confident about accessing our services and visiting any of our sites safely. That is why Alder Hey will be keeping safety measures in place, as the NHS heads into another winter of increasing demand and pressure on services.

Here are the safety measures that are remaining in place at all Alder Hey sites:

  • Wearing a face covering at all times whilst at Alder Hey
  • Our Visiting Policy which allows only one parent/guardian unless agreed in advance
  • Washing hands more often
  • Keeping 2 metres apart

Nathan Askew, Chief Nursing Officer at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust said;

“As the largest group not yet vaccinated, our children and young people are at a higher risk from catching and passing on the disease, so it is vital we continue to keep everyone as safe as possible.

“The safety measures introduced here have helped not only protect staff, patients and visitors over the past year, but enabled us to continue providing many of the non-urgent services that would otherwise have been postponed.

“As we head towards the winter season, we need to keep ourselves safe from other diseases, such as colds, RSV and the ‘flu, which can make our children and our families very sick.

“We will continue to review this policy but we would like to thank all visitors to Alder Hey for their continued co-operation and patience.”

Why are we keeping these measures in place?

1. The risk from Covid-19 to our children and young people has not gone away

As the largest group not yet vaccinated, our children and young people are at a higher risk from catching and passing on the disease.

2. Other infections are on the rise

We need to keep ourselves safe from other diseases, such as colds, RSV and the ‘flu, which can make us and our families very sick.

3. We need to protect the NHS

Everyone at Alder Hey is working hard to keep patients and families safe while catching up after being locked down, and we need to protect them from any new infections.

Now, more than ever, we need to keep our guard up and work together to keep Alder Hey as safe as possible for everyone.

Thank you for helping us keep you all safe.

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