COVID-19 General Information including visiting information for Bristol and Weston
Last updated: 23/09/2021
Please use the sections above to find out the latest information about visiting, outpatient appointments, maternity services, how to share your experiences of our services during COVID-19, and how share a message with your loved one in hospital.
The information on this page is correct as of 21 March 2022
Visiting guidance for adult inpatient wards (excluding Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre)
We have reviewed arrangements to allow visiting to patients staying in hospital (excluding Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre) in a COVID-19-secure way. Visiting to Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre continues to be suspended. Full details of the visiting guidance for our hospitals in Bristol and Weston can be found via the following links:
Labour and birth at St Michael’s Hospital (Bristol) and Ashcombe Birth Centre (Weston)
From Monday 21 March 2022:
- Two nominated non-symptomatic birthing partners who have tested negative for COVID-19 are allowed to be with you during labour and the birth on the midwife led unit and central delivery suite at St Michael’s Hospital and at Ashcombe Birth Centre at Weston General Hospital.
Please view the full guidance for maternity services here.
Please note that where visiting is permitted, anyone coming into hospital must:
- Clean your hands before entering and leaving the building and use the hand sanitiser outside each ward, department or area.
- Wear a surgical face mask (unless exempt from doing so) which are available at all hospital entrances. Guidance around exemptions is available on the Government website. Please notify us on attendance if you are exempt from wearing a face mask. The Trust will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments, if appropriate.
- Give others space. Continue to follow the maximum room and lift capacity advice.
We will continue to keep our visiting guidance under careful review. We want to thank all our patients and visitors for your continued support and understanding.