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In the first instance, wherever possible, our preference is for family, friends and carers to stay in touch by using the telephone or social media, rather than face-to-face visiting. This helps reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals, which is safer for everyone.
We provide a 'Virtual Visiting' service, where patients who do not have a phone or tablet of their own can use a hospital iPad to video call the people who matter to them. If you would like to video call someone in hospital, provided this is the patients wish, and the patient does not have their own phone or tablet, please ring 01904 724229, email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to the ward directly, and we can arrange a video call for you.
We understand not all of our patients will be able to access our virtual visiting service. If you would like to send a message or a letter to a loved one who is currently an inpatient in one of our hospitals please email it to email@example.com.
At the beginning of your letter or message, please include the patient's full name, the patient's date of birth or address, if known; and the hospital site and ward.