Visitor Restrictions In QE Hospital Gateshead Due To Omicron Cases

Credit: QE Hospital

Visitor restrictions in QE Hospital Gateshead have been implemented to help control the spread of Covid-19.

From Tuesday 4th January 2022, visiting at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead has been restricted.

Nicola Bruce, Director of Operations, said: “The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is now spreading rapidly in the local community and whilst we have been trying to maintain some visiting because we realise how important this is to patients and relatives, unfortunately, the increase in cases does now pose a greater risk of our patients acquiring the virus.

“A proportion of people with Omicron appear to have no symptoms and regrettably, as a result, we have seen some transmission in our hospitals which has been linked to visiting. We have to put the protection of our patients, some of whom are vulnerable or immuno-compromised, as our first priority and so we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily stop all visiting unless there are exceptional circumstances.

“We will continue to monitor the situation with a view to reinstating visiting as soon as we can do so safely.” she added.

Visiting is now limited to:

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Visitor Restrictions In QE Hospital Gateshead Due To Omicron Cases

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