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West Suffolk Hospital to allow visitors again from the end of June

West Suffolk Hospital will be open to visitors once more from June 29 onwards.

Lockdown restrictions caused West Suffolk Foundation Trust to announce the cessation of visits to the hospital on March 25.

However, with coronavirus cases continuing to fall and the government relaxing restrictions, West Suffolk Hospital is now among those that have reopened their doors for visitation.

Visitors are soon to be allowed at West Suffolk Hospital
Visitors are soon to be allowed at West Suffolk Hospital

On Wednesday, the hospital trialled the changes on one ward, with one visitor allowed for one hour each day.

After the success of the trial, it was announced that one visitor would be allowed each day for an hour on wards which were not Covid-19 inpatient wards.

The list of wards now allowing visitors is as follows: F3, F4, F5, F6, F8, F9, F10, F14, G1, G3, G5, G7 and G8.

Newmarket Community Hospital's Rosemary Ward and Kings Suite at Glastonbury Court care home have also reopened to visitors under the same rules.

WEst Suffolk Foundation Trust's Chief Nurse, Sue Wilkinson, said: “We are very pleased to be able to allow visitors into much of the hospital once again. It has been incredibly difficult for patients, their loved ones and our staff since the lockdown was introduced. Safety has always been our paramount concern, and we had to make sure we didn’t rush the reintroduction of visiting arrangements."

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