Coronavirus: Special measures introduced at Shropshire's community hospitals

By Rory Smith | Bridgnorth | Coronavirus | Published:

Special measures have been introduced at community hospitals throughout Shropshire to ensure the safety of staff and patients throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Some of the alterations include visitors having their temperature taken upon entry and being advised to wait in their car where needed.

The changes have been implemented at community hospitals in Bridgnorth, Whitchurch, Ludlow and Bishop's Castle in efforts to reduce the spread of the virus and hospital workers said they do not aim to deter anyone from going.

Before entering, visitors will be asked questions about any recent cough or high temperature, and their temperature may then be taken.

People will also be encouraged to use hand sanitiser before they are directed to the appropriate department by a streaming nurse.

Seating has been rearranged to accommodate social distancing but some patients may be asked to wait in their car before being called in.

Some health workers will also be wearing full PPE depending on their role.

Rory Smith

By Rory Smith
Reporter - @rorysmith_star

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley, Telford.

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