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Be Smart, Stay Apart

At Milton Keynes University Hospital, we follow our ‘Be Smart, Stay Apart’ campaign to ask staff, visitors and patients to ensure they maintain a safe two metre distance between people from other households.

Social distancing, as well as regularly washing your hands and ensuring you use a tissue when you cough or sneeze, will help to ensure viruses are not spread to other people when you are in the hospital.

The measures were introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic (you can read the NHS guidance here) and we believe it is important to maintain these standards all the time. This means that no more than two people share a lift (elevator), that patients do not turn up too early for appointments to minimise the amount of time they spend on site and continuing to adhere to our latest visiting guidance here.

We understand that in the course of your treatment at the hospital that it won’t be always be possible to maintain a two metre distance between you and the staff delivering your care. Where that is the case, staff will take the necessary precautions to ensure their contact with you is safe and this may mean they need to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like a mask and gloves.

We’re in this together. Thank you for your cooperation.