Visiting guidance for carers
Where familiar carers are needed to ensure the safe care of a patient on the ward (such as patients who have mental health issues, autism, dementia, delirium or learning disabilities), the decision to admit their carer will be authorised by the nurse in charge/ ward leader.
A local agreement will be reached on the length of time that the carer will stay and support the patient. This will continue to be documented on the Reasonable Adjustment tool for people with learning disabilities or an individual’s care plan.
Anyone who falls into this category should contact the ward leader/nurse in charge to discuss how they can be supported in their caring role.
Contact details for our wards can be found here.
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