Guidance for visiting MKUH

Date: 29/12/2022

Updated 4th January 2023

Across Milton Keynes University Hospital, there has been a significant rise in the number of patients presenting with flu, respiratory syncytial viruses (RSV) and Covid symptoms.

As a result, we are encouraging visitors to take extra care and precautions when on the hospital site to protect themselves and others.

If you are visiting the hospital, either as a patient or relative, we would ask that you follow the below guidelines:

  • All staff and visitors must wear a face mask when in a clinical environment. Face masks are not mandatory in common areas of the hospital (for example, corridors, restaurants etc) but are still widely encouraged
  • Please do not attend the hospital if you are feeling unwell and have any symptoms of flu or Covid
  • Visiting is allowed in all in-patient wards, one visitor at a time, and those attending our emergency department should be accompanied by only one person. This helps us to keep people safe by keeping overall numbers down. In some circumstances more than one visitor will be able to visit at the same time – these will be agreed by the ward manager according to patient and family needs.
  • Follow best practice hand hygiene guidance which includes sanitising your hands as you enter and exit a clinical environment. Sanitising stations are available widely across the hospital
  • While social distancing restrictions are not in place, please be respectful and courteous of others

The hospital remains extremely busy so please only attend if you have to.