We provide high quality healthcare services primarily to the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, which have a combined population in the region of 530,000.
We are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation in our hospitals and in our communities.
It is necessary for patients and visitors to wear masks in all patient-facing areas and corridors from Wednesday, 16 November, 2022.
The wearing of masks is an important safety measure to control the unintended transmission of COVID-19.
The requirement to wear a Type IIR fluid-resistant surgical face mask applies to all colleagues, visitors and outpatients unless exempt on entry to our hospitals and these are provided.
Infection Prevention and Control Guidance
It remains very important to ensure robust adherence to infection prevention and control guidance as the best means by which to minimise and hopefully stop nosocomial transmissions. We can all play our part by following these very simple steps:
COVID-19 is an illness first identified in 2019 that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
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