Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last updated 26 May 2020

Temporary changes at Weston General Hospital from Monday 25 May 2020

Weston General Hospital has temporarily stopped accepting new patients, including into its A&E department, as of 8am on Monday 25 May 2020.

This is a precautionary measure in order to maintain the safety of staff and patients in response to the high number of patients with coronavirus in the hospital.

The decision to take this step has been clinically-led, and is supported by partners across the wider Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) health and care system.

Arrangements are in place for new patients to continue to have access to treatment and care in other appropriate healthcare settings in the area should they need it. 

We are keeping the situation under constant review and aim to re-open the A&E department and accept new patients as soon as possible.

Please read the latest update, which includes some questions and answers.

Visiting restrictions

In line with the Government's strict new rules announced on Monday 23 March to help reduce the spread of infection, we have suspended visiting to our hospitals with immediate effect.

Exceptions can be made on compassionate grounds, including vulnerable patients with dementia or learning disabilities, patients with a key carer, patients receiving end-of-life care, neonatal and labour wards and children's services. These exceptions must be pre-arranged with the matron or nurse in charge. Please strictly follow hygiene and distancing advice, regularly washing your hands and using alcohol gel.

  • For information about our hospitals in Bristol please visit here.
  • For information about Weston General Hospital please visit here.

You must not visit in any circumstances if you have a new persistent cough or high temperature.

Thank you for helping us keep our patients, staff and community safe.

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Last updated 26 May 2020