Face masks and social distancing: Due to the rising prevalence of COVID-19 in our communities, we strongly encourage healthcare staff and visitors to wear a face covering in all of our settings, particularly in clinical areas and those with high footfall. Please exercise a common-sense approach and personal responsibility to help us reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our patients, workforce and services. In addition to wearing a face covering, it is important to continue to maintain social distancing where possible. Thank you for your continued support and co-operation at this time. We continue to regularly review our advice based on prevalence in our communities and our hospitals.
We are happy to announce that we are now able to begin relaxing visiting restrictions. We know visitors are important and benefit patients’ health and wellbeing, but we also recognise that risks, do, unfortunately, remain to those that are vulnerable within our care. For this reason a phased reintroduction is planned.
The visiting details below mainly focus on acute hospital sites of Morriston, Singleton and Neath Port Talbot hospitals, and Gorseinon Hospital, in regard to adult services.
We also have nationally adopted visiting arrangements for Maternity Services and local arrangements for Neonatal and Paediatrics, and Mental Health and Learning Disabilities. Please click on the links below to see these.
Guidance on attendance at outpatients and diagnostic appointments have their own requirements, which are included with appointment letters.
It is still very important that all measures are taken to prevent the spread of infection within hospitals and with the support of staff, patients and visitors; we can reduce the risks by following the steps below.
A compassionate approach is essential in balancing of close family members (including children) and others important to the dying person being able to spend time with them and say goodbye but with the need to still manage the infection risk to all. It may also be especially important to receive spiritual, emotional or religious support at this time. This can be provided by the health care Chaplin who is part of the multi-disciplinary team.
For carers and those individuals helping with rehabilitation, supporting hydration and feeding of patients and patients with confusion, the wards will agree an individual attendance plan with you.
Two parents can now visit their child together on our paediatric wards between 1pm and 6pm.
Visiting guidance will be reviewed at regular intervals and updated on this webpage.
Please note that since 1st March 2021 it is now illegal to smoke in the grounds of our hospital sites.