Keeping you safe when visiting

Our KMPT promise to you 

We want to make sure you remain as safe as possible when visiting or working within our buildings. Your safety and wellbeing is of the highest importance to us and we want you to be confident we are doing everything possible to ensure you and your loved ones are being supported in the best possible way. 

As part of our response to the coronavirus pandemic, we have put in place health and safety measures recommended by the government to help keep everyone as safe as we can. 

These include: 

  • Access to  hand sanitisers and antibacterial wipes in addition to existing cleaning and handwashing facilities
  • Risk assessing our buildings to certify sites as COVID-19 secure 
  • Signage to help maintain 2m social distancing where possible as well as using screens or changes to our office layouts where this is difficult
  • Ensuring our staff and visitors wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as required within all our buildings including face coverings and masks as directed. 

To ensure everyone's safety the short video below will show you how to wear a fabric mask.

If you begin to feel unwell at anytime before your scheduled visit and believe you may have coronavirus symptoms, you must contact your healthcare professional (or the person you are meeting) and rearrange your appointment. For further information visit the NHS website here 

What does COVID-19 secure mean?

A COVID-19 secure building means measures including cleaning, infection control and social distancing are in place to minimise the risk of transmission. All our non inpatient areas have been assessed as COVID-19 secure. 

Social distancing on our inpatient wards is not always possible because we need to care for patients in close proximity. In these circumstances, staff wear Personal Protective Equipment to protect both patients and staff. 

How do I know if a building is COVID-19 secure?

A COVID-19 secure certificate together with building safety instructions should be displayed prominently at each of these sites – or you can check with the receptionist or other staff member.

Please look out for the COVID-19 certificate when visiting any of our buildings. An example can be seen here (insert link)

If you are a patient or carer attending an appointment (or a clinical staff member seeing a patient) we recommend you were a face covering or mask for further protection and to reduce the unknowing risk of transmission. We can provide a mask for this purpose if you do not have one. 

If you work in parts of the building where patients are not seen by clinicians you will not be required to wear a mask or face covering within these buildings unless you prefer to do so. You will however be asked to ensure you are maintaining social distancing and adhering to hand hygiene

If you begin to feel unwell at anytime before your scheduled visit and believe you may have coronavirus symptoms, you must contact your healthcare professional (or the person you are meeting) and rearrange your appointment. For further information visit the NHS website here 

 

Do I need to wear a face mask when visiting KMPT hospital buildings?

If you are visiting any of our inpatient units you will need to wear a face covering. Our staff will be wearing PPE when looking after our patients to protect them and themselves.

A face covering will be provided from the reception area if you do not have suitable protection with you.

If you begin to feel unwell at anytime before your scheduled visit and believe you may have coronavirus symptoms, you must contact your healthcare professional (or the person you are meeting) and rearrange your appointment. For further information visit the NHS website here 

Social distancing - please keep 2m apart

We are still observing the 2m rule around social distancing across all of our sites. 

Please make sure you are maintaining a 2m distance at all times where possible. Signs have been installed within our buildings to help guide you.  In some areas foot signs have also been installed to help any visitors who may be living with dementia.

If you begin to feel unwell at anytime before your scheduled visit and believe you may have coronavirus symptoms, you must contact your healthcare professional (or the person you are meeting) and rearrange your appointment. For further information visit the NHS website here 

I would like to know more before I visit

Your safety and wellbeing matter to us at all times. Should you have any concerns about visiting any of our buildings, please contact the team you will be visiting. If you need additional contact details, these can be found on our services page.

We will do our very best to provide you with any information you need before welcoming you to any of our sites.

If you begin to feel unwell at anytime before your scheduled visit and believe you may have coronavirus symptoms, you must contact your healthcare professional (or the person you are meeting) and rearrange your appointment. For further information visit the NHS website here