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COVID-19 Family Liaison Service

If you require support contacting the ward or unit your loved one is staying on, our Family Liaison Service can help.

Call 01254 735435, Monday to Friday, 8am - 4pm - (An answerphone is available for out of hours messaging)

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is no longer allowing visitors except for the following reasons:

  • the patient is receiving end-of-life care
  • the patient is a child or neonate. The visitor must be a parent or designated carer only
  • they are a partner or birthing partner accompanying a woman in labour.
  • to support someone with a mental health issue such as dementia, a learning disability or autism where not being present would cause the patient to be distressed
  • Visitors should observe strict 2 metre social distancing whilst moving around the hospital, wear a surgical mask and adhere to strict handwashing on entering and leaving the hospital and clinical areas.

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