COVID-19 changes to visiting arrangements
We have been given a directive that we must take steps to minimise the impact of the current Coronavirus (COVID 19) particularly for our patients who may be more vulnerable to infection.
For the safety of our patients and staff, from 24 March
visitors will not be permitted to enter Southend
The same arrangements apply in our emergency department.
The only exceptions will be:
- Where a patient is receiving end-of-life care, except on
Critical Care where we must protect our most vulnerable
- A partner accompanying a woman in labour
- Children's wards and neonatal units, one visitor per child
We ask for the public's help in respecting these
We are prioritising employment of clinical and medical staff to
keep our hospitals safe.
If you are specifically clinical or medical please
Non-clinical or non-medical jobs will be advertised via