Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Before attending Fairfield Independent Hospital, please follow the instructions on the government advice pages.
Hospital is Open and Safe
Update 19/07/2021 – Face coverings, social distancing and visiting restrictions are still in place.
We are open and all our service are available including private, self-paying or funded by the NHS.
As a green (Non-COVID) site for the NHS throughout COVID-19, we have adapted our services to the challenges presented from the pandemic and implemented robust procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to protect our staff, our patients and the wider community.
COVID-19 Risk Assessment
The Hospital has completed a comprehensive risk assessments and implemented robust procedures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We ask everyone to follow the social distancing rules and measures and signage has been put in place to facilitate this. One way signage has also been introduced where possible. NOTE: Staff are on hand to help and assist any vulnerable patients.
Controls put in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19 includes the below;
Coming into Hospital – Screening on Arrival
To keep our patients and staff safe, when attending the Hospital, you will be screened on arrival. One of our nurses will ask you some health questions and take your temperature, providing you do not display any symptoms of the Coronavirus you will be able to enter the Hospital.
In order to keep our patients and our staff safe please be aware that accompanying patients inside the Hospital building for outpatient attendances, scans or physio is suspended with immediate effect
If you are found to have a new persistent cough OR a temperature above 37.8 degrees, an alternative appointment will be arranged.
Should you display any symptoms before attending the Hospital, we ask you to not attend for your appointment, and you must let us know that you are not going to attend.
If your appointment is essential, i.e. for a change of dressing, please contact the Hospital to make a suitable arrangement.
Recent Government Guidance recommends Face Coverings should be used
All patients attending Fairfield must wear a face covering when within the Hospital .
- Wear your face covering at all times unless told otherwise by a member of staff
- Use the covering properly – ensure it covers your nose and mouth. Do not allow to dangle around your neck.
- Wash your hands before putting the covering on and taking it off
- Ask a member of staff for assistance if you face covering becomes soiled/very damp
- If you have to remove your face covering for any reason, fold it in on itself and place in your pocket/bag to be re-used
- Continue to observe social distancing, keeping at least 2 metres from other people
Visiting the Hospital
In common with most hospitals in the UK, we do not allow visitors during this emergency.
Please do not come into the Hospital. We appreciate your co-operation and understanding in ensuring that everyone’s safety is protected.
Latest Guidance – Links
Easy Read Guidance for Coronavirus
Latest Government Guidance
If you have any questions or queries in relation to the risk assessments/ procedures put in place please contact Andrew Jones, Director of Hospital Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.