Visitors and patients are being urged to wear face masks at Salisbury District Hospital after a growth in the number of Covid cases. 

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust is asking all visitors and patients to wear face masks while in the buildings. 

The hospital says this is due to the growing number of Covid-19 cases in the community and the increasing number of inpatients testing positive for Covid-19.

Chief medical officer, Dr Peter Collins said: “ We are seeing an increasing number of people in the community testing positive for Covid-19 and this is putting growing pressure on our staff and services.

"Like many other hospitals in the region we are therefore asking all visitors and patients to wear a mask when visiting the hospital.

"The public’s cooperation will mean our services are safer and our staff can work more effectively. Thank you for your continued support.”

The hospital trust is also encouraging good hand hygiene, and when possible that visitors should maintain social distancing.

All staff are being asked to wear face masks while in all clinical areas and corridors.


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