If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) – the advice is to stay at home for 10 days. All members of this household should remain at home for 14 days.

If you think you have symptoms, please do not attend your hospital appointment until you are advised it is safe to do so. Please contact us to rearrange your appointment, or to re-organise treatment and tests.

The latest information on the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire can be found here.

Coming into hospital

If you are coming into hospital as an inpatient, we want you to be as comfortable as possible.

Information and advice for patients coming into our hospitals during Covid-19 can be found here:

We would encourage you to bring some items in with you and we have developed a checklist to help you pack these items for your stay.

As there is limited storage space, we ask that you or your carer pack the items in a small soft bag that will fit into your bedside locker. Do not worry if you can’t bring all of the items in with you, we can provide many of them for you and we will replace them if you do run out.

Below is some useful information for patients coming to our hospitals. 

Electronic devices and mobile phones

If you bring your own mobile phone or other electronic device (e.g. tablet) into hospital with you, please speak to ward staff about arrangements for you to use your device and to safely charge it. Unfortunately, there will be restrictions in some settings where you will be unable to use your own device so that we can maintain patient safety. Do not plug your device charger in without staff permission.

We will be making a small number of iPhones available on wards for patients to use so please ask a member of ward staff about this if you do need access to a phone to keep in touch with your family and friends.

Patient Guide: iPhone For Use click below to download


Visiting restrictions

All visiting has been suspended except for certain allowances. Click here for more information about visiting.

Dropping off items

Relatives or friends cannot drop off items for you at the hospitals; again this decision has been made in our efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Please see the Keeping in touch section that details ways that you are able to maintain contact with your loved ones and friends during your hospital stay.