Published on: 19th June 2022

From 20 June, staff, patients & visitors will no longer be required to wear face masks at RNOH. If you still wish to wear a mask, you are free to do so & masks will be available. If you have any concerns, please ask for the staff member in charge for guidance.

To ensure our patients and members of staff feel confident and safe in our hospital, we will be putting up information to inform them that we have removed mandatory face mask/cover in the hospital. However, for any patients, visitors and staff who wish to continue using masks, they will be available in the Trust.  We will also put up signage for patients informing them that, when in contact with a member of staff, they can ask the staff member to wear a mask, if they feel safer doing so.

For the benefit of our patients, we will also go back to pre-pandemic visiting rules and regulations. Again, to ensure patients’ safety, we will request family and friends make sure that they do not come to the hospital if they have any symptoms, however mild.  

For chaperones for patients in SAPU (Surgical Admissions & Procedure Unit) and in all Outpatient settings in Stanmore and Bolsover St. (including therapies, X-ray and scanning, etc.), the general rule is:

  • For adults - only one chaperone for a patient unless there are exceptional circumstances (i.e. due to patient care needs, etc.)
  • For paediatrics – two parents/carers may accompany the patient

Please be aware that if there is an increase in infection incidence or the need to manage an outbreak, mask wearing and/or restricted visiting may be put in place at short notice.

We wish to thank all our patients, visitors and staff for their cooperation during the last two years.