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Cambridge University Hospitals changes visiting policy for Addenbrooke’s amid rise of Covid-19 Omicron variant

Cambridge University Hospitals has made changes to its visitor policies in the wake of the fast-spreading Omicron variant of Covid-19.

The hospitals’ trust, which runs Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie, said it had made the “difficult decision” to restrict inpatient visiting from December 15 to help protect staff and patients.

Addenbrooke's Hospital Picture: Keith Heppell
Addenbrooke's Hospital Picture: Keith Heppell

The trust said: “We are restricting visiting for adult inpatients to one named adult for one hour per day, by booked appointment, 48 hours after admission.

“All visitors must perform a lateral flow test on the day of their visit and bring evidence of a negative result.

“We will allow one resident parent/carer by booked appointment in children’s services inpatient areas.

“All visitors are asked to wear facemasks.

“Please come directly to/leave directly from your visit - do not visit other areas of the hospital.

“Visiting on compassionate grounds, such as end of life care, will continue and should be arranged via the ward.”

Today (Thursday, December 16), Addembrooke’s is caring for 35 patients with Covid-19, six of whom are in critical care, while 16 inpatients are waiting for Covid-19 test results.

On Tuesday, the hospital declared a critical incident due to bed capacity, but this was stood down at 10am.

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