Ellern Mede has published a guide for inpatient admissions during the time of COVID-19 infection control precautions. There have been no positive cases within our patient group.

Ellern Mede hospitals have continued to function safely and safely admit new patients throughout this time.

We have had no cases of patients contracting the virus. Any staff who either developed symptoms or tested positive for the virus were successfully quarantined in time for this not to have spread to others.

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Here is some information specific to the current global COVID-19 pandemic and any precautions we have taken that you should know of during your hospital stay.  Ellern Mede hospitals have continued to function safely and safely admit new patients throughout this time.

We have had no cases of patients contracting the virus. Any staff who either developed symptoms or tested positive for the virus were successfully quarantined in time for this not to have spread to others.

New Patients: As a new patient, if you have tested negative for COVID-19 immediately prior to admission, your admission to the wards will be normal.  If you have not been tested, you will be tested on arrival at Ellern Mede.  Until the results are known, you will be allocated your own room for 7 days. This is bound to feel a bit lonely and we have to ask for you to be patient until we are sure you can safely mix with wards and activities. Our staff will do everything they can to give you extra company and attention during this time. They will wear protective clothing such as gloves and masks, please don’t feel afraid of this, it is just standard procedure for aiding the control of infections. Once we are sure you are safe, we will move you to a shared room and interaction with other patients.

Restricted visiting rules: We are as eager as you are to welcome regular family visits however just at this time, they have to be less frequent and they unfortunately, for the protection of all, have to be socially distanced, no hugging etc, and your visitors will have to wear masks.

School: In place of face to face classroom education, you will use a Tablet Computer to access remote online lessons with teachers and other pupils.

Hand-washing: Please wash your hands after you have touched surfaces, frequently, for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and water, and avoid touching your face.

Masks: At some stages, depending on risk level, you might be asked to wear a mask. As of June 2020, this would only be where it is not possible to maintain a 2 metre distance within a group.

We thank patients and parents for your patience during this time.