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Coronavirus COVID-19 information

Coronavirus COVID-19 information

Below you will find information regarding visiting and the restrictions that are currently in place at our hospital.

The information has been updated since the middle of March with the most up-to-date at the top.

At the bottom of this page there are some leaflets that may assist you.

If you would like to access national information please visit the NHS coronavirus website here; https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

If you have a cough, or fever, shortness of breath, or loss of taste/ smell please use the 111 coronavirus service here: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19. Please do not come to our hospital unless instructed to do so by 111. 

 

Update 08 October 2020

The James Paget University Hospital is temporarily re-introducing general visitor restrictions as of today (Thursday, 8 October), as a precautionary safety measure in the local management of the spread of Covid-19.

No visitors will be permitted in the hospital, except in the following situations:

  • One person will be able to accompany a child or a vulnerable patient – including those with learning disabilities, autism or dementia – to A&E or an appointment.
  • A partner can attend a 12 or 20 week antenatal ultrasound appointment, and be present in the delivery suite to support their partner during birth.
  • A patient/carer can visit a child who is on our children’s ward.
  • One person can accompany a patient attending a cancer clinic appointment.
  • One person can visit a patient receiving end-of-life care. We’re asking that this is the same person in any 24-hour period, unless there are exceptional circumstances, which can be discussed with the ward team providing care to your loved one.

Please note, you will need to wear a surgical mask (not a face covering) when attending the hospital; if you don’t have a surgical mask, one will be provided for you as you enter the building.

JPUH’s Director of Nursing Paul Morris said:

“This isn’t a decision we take lightly as we know how it can impact on patients and their families.

“Protecting our patients - some of whom are extremely vulnerable – is always our top priority and we must do all we can to minimise the spread of the virus at a time when our community has one of the highest rates of infection in the region, and we have seen an increase of patients with Covid-19 needing hospital care.

“We will keep this decision under regular review, and we appreciate the patience and support of our community. Please continue to help us and each other by following national social distancing, face covering and hand washing guidelines, as these measures really do make a difference.”.

While the visiting restrictions have been introduced, all hospital services are continuing to operate.

If you have an appointment or are booked in for an operation/procedure, you should attend as planned but please follow public health advice at all times:

  • Wash your hands
  • Wear a face covering in the hospital.
  • Keep your distance from others

You should not attend hospital if you have coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature; new, continuous cough; loss of taste or smell) but should stay at home and book a test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119.

You should use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home or your condition worsens or you do not improve after 7 days. Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Remember, if we all play our part, together we can control the virus, protect ourselves, protect others and protect Great Yarmouth.

 

Initiatives, including video calls and our Letters to Loved Ones service, remain in place. To find out more please visit https://www.jpaget.nhs.uk/news-media/news-events/2020/april/letters-to-loved-ones/Visitor Exceptions

Patient information - The use of surgical masks when coming to the James Paget University Hospital

People infected with COVID-19 can have very mild or no respiratory symptoms (asymptomatic) and can transmit the virus to others without being aware of it. In line with recent recommendations from the World Health Organisation, we are introducing new measures at the James Paget University Hospital to keep visitors, patients, and staff safe.

You will now need to wear a surgical mask when attending the hospital; if you don’t have a surgical mask, one will be provided for you as you enter the building.

What does this mean for me?

We can all play a role in reducing the spread of coronavirus and keeping our hospitals safe. If you are coming to hospital as a visitor or for planned outpatient care, it is important that you wear a surgical mask at all times. This is for your safety and the safety of other patients and staff.

If you have been shielding and have been provided with a surgical face mask for your appointments, please continue to use this. 

For some people, wearing a face covering may be difficult due to physical or mental health conditions. In these instances, other measures will be considered on a case by case basis, for example timed appointments and being seen immediately on arrival. 

All visitors will be expected to comply with existing social distancing and hand hygiene measures in addition to the face coverings while in the hospital setting.

COVID Precautions When Entering HospitalVisitor Exceptions

Where do I go for more information?

If you have further questions regarding the changes we have made across the Trust, please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 01493 453240.

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Update 22 October

Sadly, we can confirm that a woman who was being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient was in her 80s and had underlying health conditions. Her family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult time.

Update 21 October

Sadly, we can confirm that a woman who was being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient was in her 60s and had underlying health conditions. Her family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult time.

Update 20 October

Sadly, we can confirm that three men who were being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, and who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died.

The patients were two men in their 80s and one man in his 70s. All three had underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them.

Update 16 October

Sadly, we can confirm that a woman who was being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, and who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient was in her 70s and had underlying health conditions. Her family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.

Update 13 October

Sadly, we can confirm that a woman who was being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, and who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient was in her 80s and had underlying health conditions. Her family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.

Update 9 October

Sadly, we can confirm that a woman who was being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, and who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient was in her 80s and had underlying health conditions. Her family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.

Update 2 July

Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient was in his 50s. His family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.

June 2020

Update 23 June - A man who was being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient was in his 80s and had underlying health conditions. 

Update 16 June - A man who was being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient was in his 70s and had underlying health conditions. 

Update 3 June - Two patients who were being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a woman in her 80s and a man in his 80s. Both had underlying health conditions.

Their families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time. 

May 2020

Update 27 May - A man who was being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient was in his 80s and had underlying health conditions. 

Update 26 May - Two patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a man in his 90s and a man in his 70s. Both had underlying health conditions. 

Update 25 May - A patient who was being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient who died was a man in his 80s, with underlying health conditions. 

Update 24 May - A patient who was being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient who died was a man in his 80s, with underlying health conditions. 

Update 22 May - Two patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a woman in her 90s and a woman in her 80s, both with underlying health conditions. 

Update 21 May - A patient who was being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient who died was a man in his 80s, with underlying health conditions. 

Update 19 May - A patient who was being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient was a woman in her 60s with underlying health conditions. 

Update 15 May - Three patients who were being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. Two of the patients were men, one in his 70s and the other in his 80s. Both had underlying health conditions. The third patient, a woman in her 80s, had no underlying health conditions. 

Update 13 May - Three patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a man and two women, all of whom were in their 80s and had underlying health conditions. 

Update 12 May - Two patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a woman in her 80s and a man in his 80s. Both had underlying health conditions. 

Update 9 May - A patient who was being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient who died was a woman in her 90s, with underlying health conditions. 

Update 8 May - Two patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were two men, one in their 60s and one in their 80s. Both patients had underlying health conditions. 

Update 7 May - A man who was being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient was in his 70s and had underlying health conditions. 

Update 6 May - Three patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were two men in their 90s and a woman in her 90s. All three patients had underlying health conditions. 

Update 4 May - Two patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a man in his 90s and a man in his 70s. Both had underlying health conditions. 

Update 3 May - Two patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a man in his 80s, who had underlying health conditions, and a woman in her 60s. 

Update 2 May - Three patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were all men, two in their 80s and one in his 70s, with underlying health conditions. 

Update 1 May - Two patients who were being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a man in his 70, who had underlying health conditions; and a man in his 60s.  

April 2020

Update 30 April - Three patients who were being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a woman in her 70s, a man in his 100s and a man in his 50s. All three patients had underlying health conditions. 

Update 29 April - Two patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a woman in her 80s and a man in his 80s. Both had underlying health conditions. 

Update 28 April - Three patients who were being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. All three were women. Two of the patients, one in her 50s and the other in her 70s, had underlying health conditions. The third patient, in her 90s, had no underlying health conditions. 

Update 27 April - Three patients – two men in their 80s and a woman in her 60s, all of whom who had underlying health conditions - who were being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. 

Update 25 April - Two patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s. Both had underlying health conditions.

Update 24 April - Five patients who were being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a woman in her 50s; a woman in her 60s; a woman in her 90s; a man in his 70s and a man in his 90s. All had underlying health conditions, with the exception of the man in his 70s.

Update 22 April - Two patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a woman in her 50s and a man in his 80s. Both had underlying health conditions. 

Update 21 April - Three patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a man in his 80s, a woman in her 80s and a woman in her 90s. All three patients had underlying health conditions.

Update 20 April - Three patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a woman in her 80s, a man in his 70s and a man in his 90s, all of whom had underlying health conditions.

Update 19 April - Four patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a man and a woman in their 80s and a woman in her 70s, all of whom had underlying health conditions. A man in his 60s also died with no underlying health conditions. 

Update 18 April - Two patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a woman in her 70s and a man in his 70s. Both had underlying health conditions. 

Update 17 April - Four patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were two women in their 80s; a man in his 90s and a man in his 70s. All four patients had underlying health conditions. 

Update 16 April - Two patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a woman in her 80s and a man in his 70s. Both had underlying health conditions. 

Update 15 April - Five patients who were being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were four men in their 80s, two of whom had underlying health conditions; and a man in his 70s, who had underlying health conditions. 

Update 14 April - Three patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. All three were men – two in their 70s and one in his 80s – and had underlying health conditions. 

Update 13 April - Three patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. One was a man in his 80s and a man and a woman in their 70s, all with underlying health conditions. 

Update 12 April - Two patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. One was a woman in 90s and the other was a man in his 50s, both with underlying health conditions. 

Update 11 April - A woman who was being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient was in her 70s and had underlying health conditions. 

Update 10 April - Six patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a woman in her 80s; a woman in her 70s; a woman in her 60s; a man in his 80s; a man in his 70s; and a man in his 50s.  All six patients had underlying health conditions. 

Update 9 April - Two patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a woman in her 90s and a man in his 80s. Both had underlying health conditions. 

Update 7 April - Four patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a woman in her 90s; a man in his 90s; a man in his 80s and a man in his 50s. All four patients had underlying health conditions.

Update 6 April - Four patients who were being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a woman in her 90s; a woman in her 80s; a woman in her 50s and a man in his 80s. All four patients had underlying health conditions.

Update 5 April - A patient who was being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient who died was a woman in her 70s with underlying health conditions. 

Update 4 April - Three patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a man in his 60s and a man and woman in their 70s. All three patients had underlying health conditions.

Update 3 April - Three patients who were being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, whohad tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a man in his 90s; a woman in her 80s; and a man in his 70s. All three patients had underlying health conditions. 

Update 2 April - A woman who was being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient was in her 80s and had underlying health conditions.

Update 1 April - Two patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a woman in her 80s and a man in his 70s. Both had underlying health conditions.

March 2020

Update 31 March - Two patients who were being cared for at the James Paget, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. The patients who died were a woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s. Both had underlying health conditions. 

Update 29 March - A man who was being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient was in his 80s and had underlying health conditions.   

Their families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them.

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PATIENT HELPLINE SET UP - Update 18 March 2020

The James Paget University Hospital has set up a dedicated helpline for people who have enquiries about their appointments/procedures or visiting the hospital. The number is 01493 453300.

CASES OF COVID-19 CONFIRMED

Three positive cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) have been identified at James Paget University Hospital.

The patients were already being treated in isolation.

An extensive ‘contact tracing’ exercise is now underway by Public Health England to trace anyone who might have had close (face to face) contact. Close contacts will be given health advice about symptoms and what to do if they become unwell in the 14 days after they had contact with the confirmed case.

Dr Hazel Stuart, Medical Director, said: “To protect yourself, please be scrupulous with your hygiene and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth and use and then bin tissues if you cough or sneeze. Thorough hand washing will help to reduce the spread of COVID-19."

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