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UPDATED RULES: Northwood’s Mount Vernon Cancer Centre introduces further safety measures

 Published on: 17th June 2020   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust has introduced additional measures at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre to keep patients, staff and visitors safe as services restart.  

People are being asked to wear a face covering or masks, and to follow one-way systems as part of increased measures to maintain social distancing at the Northwood-based centre.

Face masks are being provided at hospital entrances when necessary, along with bins to dispose of them safely when leaving. Staff working in the trust’s hospitals will also be wearing face masks.

People must ensure they carry out good handwashing or sanitising – with sanitiser available at entrances too. 

One-way systems and ‘footsteps’ on the floor are being introduced to maintain social distancing, as well as stickers on chairs to maintain social distancing between patients when waiting to be seen.

Visiting the trust’s hospitals to see in-patients remains very restricted, with only a few exceptions for people who are at the end of their life, birthing partners, or those with caring responsibilities. 

Rachael Corser, chief nurse at the trust, said: “As we begin to restart services at our hospitals, we want to reassure the public that it is safe to attend if you have a medical need. These additional measures will be in place to help everyone adhere to social distancing, and to help reduce any spread of COVID-19.”

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