Coronavirus information

Guidance about COVID-19 is changing all the time. We will keep this page as up to date as we can with our local information.

Please also refer to the NHS website and Gov website for national guidance.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue and wash your hands or use a sanitiser gel.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

3 April 2020: new pick up/drop off service

From 6 April we are starting a pick up/drop off service for relatives of patients at Airedale. As we are not able to allow visitors at the moment, this service will enable you to bring in items such as nightwear, clothing and puzzle books to relatives who are here as patients. Click the image below for full details.

25 March 2020: all visiting suspended

Unfortunately we have now had to make the decision to suspend all visiting to the hospital. This is so that we can help to protect everyone.

The only exceptions are:

  • For those receiving end of life care

  • A birthing partner accompanying a woman in labour

  • An adult accompanying their child in paediatrics or the neonatal unit (must be immediate family or a carer)

In these cases only one adult will be permitted – please contact the ward in advance to discuss appropriate arrangements.

We understand that this will be upsetting for patients and their families and we are looking at alternative arrangements for them to keep in touch.

This restriction includes:

  • Outpatient appointments – please come alone where possible. If you need someone with you, this must be one person who is immediate family or a carer.

  • Emergency department admissions – we can only allow one accompanying person who must be immediate family or a carer.